10 Jobs That Will Be in Demand in 2021


Covid-19 has affected one and all. It influenced the career of a significant portion of employees and changed how we perceive things, even the work.

Consequently, the job market was severely affected as businesses stopped hiring and decided to lay- off employees. Many companies have also been pressured to turn to e-commerce activities only. After a few months of recession, some firms have succeeded in returning and pivoting their structures, but the workforce has undeniably shifted.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), some occupations will be higher in demand in 2021. If you're trying to reshape your profession in 2021, take a look at those jobs.

Hybrid Professionals

Functionally, these professionals don't exist, but companies will be eager to revive due to a slight economic recovery.

So, they will try to hire people who can accomplish multiple responsibilities. This will be one of the most in-demand jobs in 2021. To get one of them, you have to develop your agility, soft, and technical skills.

One example of a hybrid role would be a receptionist who also helps with administrative and HR tasks.

Speech-language Pathologists

Many children have improved due to the speech pathologist's support, and it is expected that these highly qualified experts will still be needed in 2021. Speech pathologists deal with patients who have encountered or are having health conditions that include linguistic dysfunction, such as stroke or dementia. If you're planning to be a speech pathologist, the job usually requires a master's degree.

Software Developers

Any position related to IT and automation will be in high demand in the coming years. Computers are part and parcel of our lives. Automation has established its basis in 2020 and replaced humans in many positions starting from virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri to Tesla self-driving cars. And these are not the only transformations. That's why software developers will be in high-demand in 2021, especially in countries like the UAE, the leader of innovation and technology in the region.

Data Analysts

Lately, businesses start to consider the value of data. They want to know consumers' preferences online and offline to use this data to build profitable and viral marketing strategies.

This is where the data scientists' role appears. It's their responsibility to collect data from various platforms and then analyze patterns and trends. They will then make decisions for how companies can boost their market by research.

To succeed in this career, you will need substantial experience dealing with Google Analytics and different CRMs and other reporting tools.

Computer User Support Specialists

When we're talking about computers, the service technicians are the core. When computers continue to expand, humans need to help users run new programs and software.

Registered Nurses

Registered nurses play a significant role in 2020 while facing the spread of coronavirus. All the world has stopped wondering about their talents, commitment, and endurance during the global pandemic. So, it will be one of the most demanded professions in 2021. All you need is a bachelor's degree and a certified license to get a job in nursing.

Construction Professionals

The new building surge places skilled construction professionals in the forefront. The construction professional must ensure that it follows the design requirements while ensuring that it is finished on schedule and budget.

Financial Specialists

Businesses want to pay less and save more. The market for talented financial professionals is strong and is expected to rise. Financial specialists keep their company up-to-date with the latest economic trends for a more prosperous future. You would require a minimum of a bachelor's degree to work in finance.

Digital Marketing Specialists

With the latest digital transformation, some companies have shifted to their e-commerce platforms only. So, a high need for digital marketing specialists has risen.

They are responsible for managing the online platforms and social media accounts. To get a lucrative opportunity in a big digital firm, you've to work on your SEO skills, attend digital marketing training, and have at least 1-2 years of experience.

Graphic Designers

Graphic designers will be one of the most demanded professionals in 2021. Companies will indeed launch more marketing campaigns, and they will need a creative to visualize their marketing ideas.

If you're looking for a future career that will help you share your imagination, that will be a perfect choice. Graphic designers are responsible for designing new logos, campaign art, making product illustration layouts, and visualizing the brand.

To work as a graphic designer, animator, creative director, or any title related to this career, you should have substantial experience dealing with design software tools like Adobe Photoshop.


Latest world affairs have triggered many changes in our career life. With these developments, new employment prospects are emerging, and the need for those jobs is growing.

If your goals for the year include planning for a new job, these sectors might be a good start. Check Drjobs job vacancies available in these sectors.

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