In-demand jobs and industries that are hiring now!
Last updated February 23, 2021
When it comes to job searching, it’s important to know what jobs and industries are currently in-demand so you can (1) understand what jobs employers are most eager to fill and (2) learn what skills you should highlight on your resume. Here is a list of growing in-demand jobs that are hiring right now. Keep in mind that depending on your work experience and education, you may be able to start some positions right away (as long as you are 18+) while other positions may require additional training and certifications before you can get started.
E-commerce support jobs
The increase in online shopping fueled by the pandemic has created thousands of positions to help retailers get products to consumers faster. These positions are on the rise:
- Package handlers load and unload packages, typically in a warehouse setting. Most package handler positions are entry level roles and don’t require any previous work experience
- Local delivery drivers deliver packages to homes and businesses. Requires you to be at least 18 years old and have a driver’s license
- Large freight drivers (semi-truck drivers): must be at least 18, though most companies hire at 21 and require a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
Health care supporting staff
The pandemic has drastically increased the need for more healthcare professionals. Here are some of the growing jobs you can land with just a few months of training:
- Home Health Aides help patients with personal hygiene, dressing, bathing and other daily tasks along with Programs vary by institution, but you can earn your HHA certificate in less than 4 weeks.
- Pharmacy Technicians assist customers with getting the medications they need by measuring out and packaging medications, processing payment information, and updating medical databases. Becoming a pharmacy technician requires formal training and can be completed in a few months if you enroll in a full-time program.
- Dental Assistants provide patient care, take x rays, keep dental records up to date, and schedule appointments for patients. Working as a dental assistant requires advanced training and takes about 9-11 months to complete.
Digital marketing professionals
Digital marketing professionals are skilled at getting people’s attention on products and services online. Top growing jobs in this field include:
- Social media specialists: create content on social media to build an audience and increase customer engagement. While many employers may want a bachelor's degree for this position, it’s generally not required, so if you are scrappy and can demonstrate you have the skills necessary to excel at this job, you have a chance at landing a job.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist: is someone that optimizes websites in order to achieve higher search engine rankings (which equals more hits to your website). Similar to the social media specialists role, it is possible to land an SEO job without any formal training, but it will require a commitment to learning on your own and demonstrating you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the job.
Digital content creators
Digital content creators create engaging content on social media platforms to grow audiences. Formal training can come in handy for these growing jobs, but isn’t required, but you must be able to show that you can do the job.
- Content coordinators provide support by organizing the content on the website, scheduling publication of content on web and social media along training their team on how to use the content management system.
- Video editors edit raw video footage to create a final product ready for broadcast. Depending on the job you are applying for, some positions do not require formal video editing training (such as knowing how to use Adobe Premiere), your knowledge of how to create great videos on TikTok or Instagram along with a willingness to be adaptable and grow your skills, it’s possible to land a job without a college degree.