In a fast-changing world it pays to be future-ready. So there’s never been a better time than NOW to take stock of your career goals and your future to ensure you maximize your job potential. Taking a closer look at next year’s hottest career paths is a good place to start. But why are they so ‘hot’? And how can you use this knowledge to your advantage?
All over the world right now you can feel the heat from the two hottest career fields on the planet. Healthcare and technology are well and truly on fire.
Healthcare will continue growing at a very fast pace for the foreseeable future. Partly because the pandemic put a spotlight and health issues, but mainly because of the world’s growing – and ageing – population. Older people, of course, need more medical care.
With the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions and the aging population, medical professionals will be in high demand globally for many years to come. In the USA for example, The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of job openings for all medical professions there to grow by 20% right through to the end of 2024.
Technology jobs are also in huge demand as a result of the pandemic. Today virtually every company is a technology company. They have to be in order to do business, and as 2022 rolls in to 2023 more and more companies will need dedicated tech teams and services to provide the digital infrastructure necessary to survive and thrive in a new remote-hybrid world. Having a flexible skill set that’s technology-focussed can help you guarantee a spot in the digital jobs boom for many years to come.
Tech skills you’ll need for a hot career path in 2023
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the technology field generally, you’ll need to focus on building up your skills in the following areas:
- Software development
- Data analysis
- Network Administration
In addition, as we move into the next decade, robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence will continue to grow. In fact, these technologies will impact every industry, job role, and skill set.
In the future, nearly everything will be robotic. For example, the global health industry will be populated by robots. Most country’s defence systems will also upgrade to robots and drones. We are already seeing this in the war in Ukraine
Let’s look at the hottest tech career in paths in a little more detail.
Currently the global annual cost of cybercrime is estimated to be $6 trillion per year. In fact, cybercrimes have grown by over 600% since the pandemic. These numbers speak loudly, and if there ever was a time to get into network security jobs, it’s now. Network security professionals work to keep the internal data of companies as well as their clients and partners secure. As the cost of a security breach can be horrendous in terms of dollars and reputational damage, this represents a lucrative and hot career path.
Everything comes down to data these days, from marketing and customer service to accounting and financial data. This is also an area where a strong set of analytical and problem-solving skills can be applied across different industries, in different roles.
Another hot career path within the technology field is Digital Marketing.
Digital marketing encompasses many different skills and it’s growing fast as the world undergoes a digital transformation revolution. You’ll need to know SEO, social media strategy and management, email marketing, paid advertising, but the opportunities are global and lucrative.
According to one study from the University of Alabama Department of Management Information Systems (MIS), “by 2023, digital marketing will be one of the top five highest-paying jobs in America.”
The same study predicted that there would be one million unfilled positions in the USA alone related to digital marketing by 2023.
One other fast growing career path involves Human Resources roles.
Human resources have been an integral part of any organization starting from the late 1960s; more importantly it’s a field that has seen major growth and transformation since the onset of the pandemic. Remote work, hybrid models, and the rise of the ‘gig economy’ have actually made human resources roles even more critical and more important all over the world as the workforce adapts to new ways of working.
Overall however, there is currently a global talent shortage in almost every field, so in a very real sense almost every career is ‘hot. So there’s never been a better time to look anew at your career prospects and invest in your future.
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