The 21 Most In-Demand Jobs for 2020
Worried about job security? These are the jobs that companies desperately need to fill in the new year and beyond.
“Marketing automation, growth marketing, and social-marketing influencer are just a few of the jobs that didn’t exist even five years ago,” says Debora Rowland, VP of Human Resources at CareerArc. “And yet, they are now primary roles to any thriving business!” Because people who have been in the marketing game for many years are having to retool their skill sets to stay relevant, Rowland believes that it is a great time for college students to embrace these types of professions and punch their ticket to a career. But if you’re going into this field—or, really, any other—beware: This is how social media could sabotage your career.
Veterinarian, vet tech, and vet aide
Another three-pack of in-demand jobs as we hurtle toward 2020 comes from Heather Ishikawa, SVP at Caliper. “The business of animals continues to grow, and in the United States, people often treat their pets like family members,” she says. As a result, it makes sense that the need for professionals to care for these furry family members will be in demand. Plus, according to Ishikawa, Americans are “more likely to proactively seek veterinary care and are opting for surgeries and procedures to extend the duration of quality of life of their pets.” If you love animals, this could be the perfect career path for you. Here’s how to turn your hobby into a career.
Senior developer, computer engineer, data scientist, and DevOps analyst
You might be surprised to learn that you don’t have to work at a tech company to have one of these in-demand tech jobs. “Sure, tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and countless tech startups are hiring these in-demand tech positions about as fast as they can,” says Ilya Brotzky, CEO of VanHack, which has helped companies in North America hire more than 750 tech professionals from around the world. “But as we approach 2020, this is not confined to the tech sector because pretty much every company is now a tech company.”