The worldwide pandemic that hit in the early 2020s caught everyone by surprise, and a lot of people are looking for new opportunities, or have sadly lost their jobs and are thinking of how best to survive the COVID wave.
Most companies have moved all their resources to online platforms, and a lot of fields that were harder to get into, or that didn’t pay too well have skyrocketed with amazing possibilities and a lot of positions waiting to be filled.
In this list, we’ve gathered all fields that will best benefit people during these hard times, and nearly all of them can be done entirely remotely.
Food delivery has always been a big part of the modern lifestyle. But now that almost the entire world is in constant lockdown, people are relying on it more than ever. Most restaurants are forced to solely deliver, and even markets are doing the same.
More and more food delivery services are brought to life, and with it growing like a fungus, a position in this field is almost always a possibility. And because more and more people are ordering, there’s no shortage of orders to fulfill, so the sky’s the limit! Also, this is one of the few positions that doesn’t require a college degree and is still beneficial to anyone who does it.
Just as food, products like healthcare, beauty, clothing, etc. are being moved to online platforms. And while a lot of big companies are using professional delivery companies to take care of their needs, some smaller companies are looking for a few people in the district that can take care of this themselves.
Both of these options are great for job seekers everywhere. A lot of positions have shown themselves in the bigger companies, and it’s wise to offer services to small family-owned businesses who don’t have the resources to look for huge companies that provide these services.
Everything is done online in the pandemic lockdowns, including teaching. And although people automatically think of middle and high schoolers when it comes to online learning, there are opportunities to look for in this area as well.
You don’t need a teaching degree to start teaching online. A lot of people have lost their tutors, so from teaching maths and languages to children, to teaching crafts to adults, there are a lot of open positions for everyone out there.
Because most companies are forced to maintain their businesses online, there’s a big need for web development and design. A lot of companies don’t even look for a degree if the person in question has a portfolio and God-given talent for the task.
Taking this into consideration, anyone can offer their services for start-ups, or for generally offline companies that are struggling with the change. Everyone knows that this is a huge task, but for the right person, it can be done with a fraction of the time and money.
Now that every company has moved online, even those who are uncomfortable with it, there’s a big need for cybersecurity. This is one of the most up-and-coming industries out there to join, with the right credentials of course.
Young adults are having a hard time believing that an online presence can be frustrating and uncomfortable for a lot of people. They need assistance in how they can protect their assets, and they need to be educated about the dangers and risks of an online presence.
Online Office Manager
Yes, this is a thing. A lot of people don’t know what to do with the migration to online platforms. They need to establish the perfect communication, databases, and online conferencing opportunities. This is why some people are smart enough to look for online office managers, who overlook the workings of the said online platform.
How can communication be better? Which platform is the best? How can they effectively and quickly teach the workings of this to everyone involved? And of course, there’s upkeep and the constant monitoring of the progress.
Every company has some IT people working for them. You know, the people who run around from office to office, fixing computers, printers, giving new mouses when it’s broken, and of course, overseeing the entire technological workings of the company.
Now that companies are working online, they not only need IT people, but they need people who know what the challenges are when it comes to working completely online, and they need people who can deal with these obstacles.
So when someone is dealing with technological issues, they can fix them virtually and can guide anyone through any challenge.
Writing and Content Creating
Writing is a job that no one thought was a real job. But now it’s easier than ever to find a position that requires writing. From writing content for a website to writing briefs for a meeting, or curriculums for online classes, good writers are sought after like candy, and if you are a decent writer, never underestimate your talent.
From logo design, web design, all the way to graphic design, designers strive on working online. And as more and more fields and companies are looking to renew their faces and websites to reach a wider audience and gain presence, designers are highly sought after in the pandemic. Of course, this requires at least talent and a portfolio, but it’s best to have a full-on degree in the field. But if someone has the opportunity to work in any kind of design, now’s the time to grab it.
Virtual Health and Mental Health Services
The lockdowns are a struggle for everyone. Firstly, hospitals and doctors are full of COVID patients, so it’s best to avoid those with minor problems. This is where online health apps come in, to help guide people with diagnosing and dealing with problems themselves.
Another rising field in healthcare is mental health services. A lot of people are feeling depressed and anxious because of this extreme situation, and the lockdown. These people are in need of help from mental health experts that can guide them through the process virtually. So if you’re in the field of medicine, or if you can offer any type of emotional help for those struggling, please offer your services to those in need!
Sadly, a lot of people lost their jobs in 2020, and a lot of people are just looking for a better opportunity to “ride the COVID wave”, but it’s possible, as a lot of industries are struggling, and a lot are in need of more manpower to keep maintaining the business. So people have every chance to benefit from the situation if they just look in the right places.