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15 Kinds of Jobs That Are In Demand—and Growing—Heading Into 2021

By | www.themuse.com | Stav Ziv

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, it quickly disrupted every aspect of work. Offices shut down. Those lucky enough to keep their jobs found themselves working from home, clicking into video meeting after video meeting, some while caring for kids and overseeing remote school. Millions were furloughed or laid off. Industries hit particularly hard continued to suffer as recovery felt increasingly out of reach.

But at the same time, the demand for some jobs grew at a swift pace. With its “Jobs on the Rise” analysis, LinkedIn has identified 15 areas with the most growth between April and October 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Their analysis concludes that these jobs should continue to be in demand now and into 2021.

“Whether you are looking to get back into the workforce or want to invest your talents in a new area, this data is designed to help you find an available path in confusing times,” writes LinkedIn’s Andrew Seaman in his introduction to the list.

If you’re career planning or job searching in 2021—whether you want to get ahead in your own field, make a career change, or prepare for graduation and the “real world”—you already know there are a lot of unknowns.

But here’s what we do know right now: There’s plenty of opportunity in these 15 job areas, according to LinkedIn’s analysis. See the list below, plus links to search for relevant open roles on The Muse. 

1. Business Development and Sales

Organizations always need employees who can bring in revenue; develop new relationships with clients, customers, and other partners; and find and pursue opportunities to grow the business in different directions. But these folks are crucial as companies try to survive and thrive during difficult times. (Growth: 45%)

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