5 Great Career Opportunities for Job Seekers in 2021
The economy may take some time to recover, but the second half of 2021 already looks promising for many careers. You might want to start a job hunt in January just to get a head start on everyone else. Some of the most promising career options are as follows.
Careers in Real Estate
You might think that there’s no way anyone is going to want to buy a house after the insanity of 2020. Yet, most surprising of all is a downward trend in prices on homes, creating a huge buyer’s market in many states. People who were holding off on buying a house are now storming the market and braving the current socioeconomic climate to find a home.
It isn’t just in this or that state either. Despite recent wildfires and coronavirus spikes, even California is experiencing a renewed interest in housing and real estate. There was a very high demand for real estate jobs in California beforehand, and now demand returning to normal. Still, there is a lot of work to be done, rebuilding and selling properties and renting properties there too. If you have a knack for selling things to people, you should give a real estate career a try in 2021.
Not surprisingly, registered nurses are always in demand, and they are expected to be in demand even more in 2021. If you are currently finishing your nursing degree online or in person, you can expect to find work as an RN almost immediately after graduating next June. If you are not quite there yet, the trends show that the demand for nurses will continue regardless of what is going on globally.
Following closely behind the registered nurses, medical assistants can expect both a spike in demand and pay. They are at a higher level of professional training than nursing assistants or personal care workers/aides, making them more desirable for hospitals and clinics. It is a slightly different education path than a registered nurse, but a degree can be finished sooner than that of a registered nurse. If you are already a registered nurse, you only need to take a few additional courses required for the medical assistant degree.
Career predictions for this line of employment look very promising. Job growth is expected to jump twelve percent and require almost 90,000 new jobs for software developers in 2021! If you have a passion for creating software programs and applications or just improving on old ones, you might want to start steering your career ship in this direction.
Customer Service Representatives
With so many companies moving to a virtual-only model of sales, service, and tech support, the demand for customer service representatives has never been stronger. Over a hundred thousand jobs will be available in this line of work next year alone. While it usually pays middle-wage earnings, it is still an option to consider if you are looking for work and are willing to answer phones and solve customer problems.
You can check locally for these opportunities as some of these jobs will be available, starting with the holiday season in 2020 already. Most people that are hired during the holidays are kept on after the holidays, making this an easy choice for long-term employment.