Reshaping the Future Post Pandemic – 7 High-Paying Careers That Will Be In-Demand

Before the pandemic – life was good for Americans, including the government and state officials as everyone was seemingly unaware that such a pandemic could ever happen in a nation that leads above all other countries in the economy, military, technology, space exploration, entertainment, and education sector. When the pandemic hit – Americans lost their freedom, their livelihood, their friends, and family as people in the U.S. felt like prisoners of war on a battlefield. They were in a strange new reality and completely unfamiliar on how to move forward.

“Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.” Maxwell Maltz

Leaders found themselves overcome by information overload, as they were unable to calculate the reality.  Even though AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics are commonplace and is an everyday tool in business. One thing is for sure, and the world was unprepared, and in shock and powerless with an enemy no one knew how to fight.

The government didn’t know how to fight or how to analyze the Coronavirus effects even though technology was at the governments’ fingertips. The information coming in was overwhelming and overpowering the leaders with more data that they could handle. Trying to figure out on what and where the virus was going to hit next.

The Coronavirus was a shock, and sad reality to government leaders as information was coming in too fast and from so many places, countries, and neighboring states, spewing new death tolls and problems arising everywhere.

What seems to be on everyone’s mind these days is the “future outlook of America”. What the world will look like after the pandemic? What changes will occur in everyday life, and how will businesses survive post coronavirus?

  • Will shaking hands in business be a thing of the past?
  • Will standing in line at the store continue to be 6 feet apart from another shopper?
  • Will people continue using good hygiene methods, like washing their hands?

People will definitely think in a different way when they are sick and think twice when they are out in public and stay home in they are sick, instead of dealing with their illness at work. Face protective masks maybe the new accessory if anyone has a cough in public, people will be forced to continue to wear face protective gear.

The people and companies left standing, in the end, will demand more and will expect more from their government and state as the world will need to implement changes to how everyone will interact and work in the future.  AI will be more widely used and adopted by various sectors as the global AI market will reach $191 billion by 2024.

The Global AI Market

In the United States, as more people continue to stay at home even after the pandemic is over many AI-powered tools will be accepted by people of all ages. Since more people will continue to telecommute, AI is currently dominated by some big power hitters like Facebook, Google, Samsung, Zilinx, Microsoft, AWS and NVIDIA.

  1. AI-powered apps like Cortana, ELSA Speal and Google Assistant that are all voice powered, virtual assistants will be even more accepted.
  2. Smart speakers like Amazon Alexa will be more widely used and embraced by Americans.
  3. In education the AI-powered app Socratic is designed to help students with their homework including math as virtual explanations are given for the student to use and learn.
  4. Flye also an AI-expense powered management app that is big in the intelligent expense management space with capabilities of travel advances, workflows, tracks corporate cards, and expense reports.

More Questions Americans Will Ask

  1. Will life ever be the same after the crisis, and will social distancing be a “thing” moving forward?
  2. How did the United States get to be so vulnerable, helpless, and exposed in a country that is the “Leader in the World”?
  3. Why wasn’t the government prepared for such a disaster?

The pandemic will shape us in new ways we never thought where possible and offer new opportunities as social media and technology has brought everyone closer. Foreign countries will be looked at as a group of people united by health, happiness and wellbeing. People will join together for all countries and for the safety of nations.

Growth Opportunities in On-Demand Delivery Services

86.5 million Americans currently use 42% of on-demand services.  The current Food Delivery Services such as Instacart, Uber Eats, Door Dash, Seamless and GrubHub will come out stronger than ever, as more people will jump on this opportunity and use the service.

Instead of people going to restaurants – on demand delivery services will be used by the older generation like the fifty to sixty year olds. A delivery service won’t just be for the teens and twenty-something age anymore, as more people will continue to work from home, even after the pandemic is over.

Hair Stylist, Aestheticians, Beauty Therapists will be making home deliveries as services like getting your face shaved to massages, facials, body wraps, haircuts, and therapy treatments like hot stone therapy will be eagerly received by men and women.

  1. Dry Cleaning, Laundry Services to Running Errands: Uber Laundry, TaskRabbit
  2. Food Delivery Service Apps: Development to designing and building apps for food delivery will explode with new opportunities.
  3. Grocery Delivery Services: Amazon Fresh, Peapod, Target Grocery Delivery, and Thrive Market will have a bigger stake with more people feeling more comfortable ordering groceries. It won’t be a service for the seniors anymore.
  4. Monthly Beauty and Grooming Subscription Boxes: Might be a thing for people looking for new skincare, hair as more people will want options in taking care of themselves with customized boxes delivered right to your door.
  5. FullService Spa and Hair Stylist Just dial up a hairstylist or Spa Therapist offering a high range of services right in your home.

New Changes at a glance – Highest and Best Paying Jobs

Could the Coronavirus have positive effects on the human race? Yes, we believe countries will push medical research, clinical and epidemiology research, and the health, biotech, and the pharmaceutical industry to beef up research and development to find new cures for viruses and vaccines. Here is a list of careers, jobs and new opportunities.

Face Timing with your Psychologist will be a new service offered to patients, Telehealth and Telemedicine will dominate the medical and dental industry.  70% of the doctor appointments will use e-health care as a favored preference and will be used for routine check ups. New TV streaming services will in abundance such as YouTube TV, Sling TV to Crackle, and Fubo. 

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From ongoing staffing needs to a rich, 24/7 onsite/nearshore model, our Data Science premium support teams are tailored specifically to meet your needs. Hire an IT resource that’s relatively within the same time zone, cost-effective and easier to access than most offshore services.

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7 Industries of High-Paying Careers

  1. Vaccine-Related Jobs will open up.

    • Careers in Vaccine Development Research will be for sure on the rise.
    • Universities, biotech industry, government laboratories, agencies.
    • Hospitals will expand from basic vaccine research and development to production, clinical trials, and distribution.
  1. Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies.

    • Contract laboratories and diagnostic testing facilities will need help and start recruiting undergraduates.
    • A degree such as a Bachelor of Science (BS) in fields like molecular or cellular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and microbiology will be in demand.
  1. Epidemiology Careers.

    • As Epidemiologists and Scientists will be in needed and required to do the large amount of work coming in into the organizations.
    • Jobs at Not-for-profit health organizations, health departments within hospitals and laboratories and clinical research organizations.
    • Federal government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, American Heart Association.
    • Laboratories and Diagnostics Clinics, Takeda, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, and Merck.
    • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for epidemiologists is expected to grow by 10% by 2022 and is the fastest-growing career.
  1. Online Vocational Trade Schools or Technical Trade Schools.

Instead of investing in a four-year degree – people will choose trade schools. They will look more attractive to people will limited income or they “will not want to invest” in a 4-year colleges and universities due to investment, whether public or private.

 Two-year institutions from community colleges, trade schools and for-profit universities will be a more appealing choice due to the cost and time.

Margin Supervisors oversee the margin of a firm and knowledge of processes, monitor account activity.

    • Margin Leaders ensure compliance with government regulations as our economy is dependent on a more securitizing, meticulous review and supervision of credit, margin, and business operations.
    • They have an hourly rate of around $62 and a yearly income of $125,080, with an average growth of 19% over ten years.

Computer Network Architects

    • Design and produce networks. Monitor performance and reports and work with computers and information networks.
    • Work with intranets, local area networks, and data communication networks and determines customer requirements are met efficiently.
    • Start at $50 an hour with a yearly income of $104,540.
    • They are expected to grow by 6% over the next ten years.

Applications Software Developer

    • Design systems and direct software system testing, programming, and determines user needs with time and cost constraints.
    • Consult on design requirements and installations, including testing and validating programming.
    • Start at $50 an hour with a yearly income of $103,560.

Computer Programmer

    • Can go to a technical-vocational program for competencies in creating codes for computer applications and design, develop and writing program codes.
    • Produce workflows, charts, diagrams and convert them into instructions in computer language.
    • Analyze, correct errors, and recheck programs.
    • Hourly rate is $42.00, with a yearly income of $83,000.
  1. Jobs in Artificial Intelligence will be booming with opportunities.

    • Machine Learning Engineer starts at $134,449
    • Director of Analytics starts at $140,837
    • Principal Scientist starts at $138,271
    • Computer Vision Engineer starts at $134,000
    • Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Computer Scientist – Start at $97,850 to $130,503
    • Algorithm Engineer starts at $104,112
    • Statistician and Research Engineer – Start at $72,000 to $85,000
  1. Tech Sector Jobs will be all the rage.

    • Information Technology and Software Careers will have a big impact on the country, market, and nation.
      • Technology jobs help improve businesses to grow more effectively with innovation. Scaling work with telecommuting will be commonplace as companies will be forced to keep remote works in place.
      • Organizations can increase efficiency, improve operations, streamline processes, and reduce costs with IT jobs.
      • The software industry will continue to grow with more software engineers
      • Mobile developers, applications architects, quality assurance analysts and database developers, management analyst
  1. Infectious Disease Companies will have numerous openings.

    • Genetech, Roche, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Biocartis
    • ai, PathSensors, Eagle Genomics, VBI Vaccines
    • Tonix Pharmaceuticals, and Moderna Therapeutics, Co-Diagnostics
    • Inovio Pharmaceuticals, and Astellas Pharma

The Takeaway

This article is only a fragment of what changes the US economy will see, and the rising of software, healthcare, IT, and AI and Data Analytics will grow and will breathe new life into the market as other cost-cutting measures such as retail, theater entertainment, restaurants, and lavish luxury stores will take the biggest hit and will struggle to repair after the pandemic.

Once the outbreak is over and people can go about their daily life, many will not forget what they went through and will have a difficult time socializing and blending into large crowds and with joining in groups from restaurants to beauty salons to theaters.

  • People will demand safety and security, and new regulations and policies will have to go into place.
  • Safer opportunities to shop, entertain, and purchase by staying away from crowds.
  • Grooming Delivery Box Services to Dial-up a Hairstylist may be all the rage.
  • Amazon Echo smart speakers like Alexa and virtual assistants, smart assistants, voice assistant apps, and AI-Powered tools will be bigger than ever.
  • Smartest Intelligent Personal Virtual Assistants more widely used due to remote work.
  • As people will look to these AI-Powered tools and devices for more local information, work recommendations, and locations for COVID testing and new symptoms to watch out as Alexa, Amazon Echo and Google Assistant may be more widely used.

Who will step up and have a voice? Doctors will have the biggest influence and be part of making policy changes after the pandemic instead of insurance companies and stockholders.

Opening Up More Delivery On-Demand Services

Grocery Delivery to Pharmacy Delivery will be embraced by all generations and be easier than ever for at-home services to be scheduled and delivered with one-touch and go order placement.

  • On-Demand Delivery
    • Transportation like Uber and Airbnb
  • Scheduled On-Demand Delivery
    • Uber Laundry for Pick-up and Delivery
  • Self Pick-up I In-Store Pick-up
    • Walmart Grocery, Costco to Home Depot
  • Curbside Pick up
    • Target has Drive-up Service to Big Lots with curbside.
    • Ace Hardware, BuyBuy Baby
    • Dicks Sporting Goods have jumped on the bandwagon.

“Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons. We must all move forward on a new journey that lies before us.”

Curbside may stay after the pandemic is over to cater to customers; even the electronics and pet stores from Best Buy, Petco, and Petsmart to GameStop are all taking part in catering to the consumer. People after the outbreak will want the feeling to “indulge in pampering services” and be treated to personalized beauty and pick up service options as new special on-demand delivery services will be here to stay.

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