The COVID-19 crisis has dealt the U.S. economy and others around the world a staggering blow. Microsoft calculates that unemployment in 2020 may reach a quarter of a billion people worldwide.
But the pandemic hasn’t been horrible for all industries. Microsoft analyzed data from LinkedIn’s latest Economic Graph, which tracks workforce trends and emerging skill gaps. It identifies 10 professions that are in demand and are expected to grow, even in the coronavirus-crushed economy.
Microsoft expects its new global skills initiative to train some 25 million people in digital skills by year’s end to fill these 10 in-demand jobs. These jobs:
- Have some of the most job openings
- Have had steady growth over the past four years
- Pay a livable wage
- Require skills that can be learned online
Scroll through this slideshow to see which professions are still in high demand. Perhaps you’ll find a new career.