Much has changed in recent years, with much of our lives becoming digital by creating or reinforcing the need for new types of workers with different skills.
These are some of the recent job categories you may want to consider.
Creator, influencer of TikTok
Chances are, until recently, your career aspirations had to do with TikTok, but it turns out to be one of the fastest growing social platforms in the world. This means that the market is open to artisans with excellent content, who have also attracted large flocks of followers.
“A good TikTok creator has 20,000 followers, or more,” said Phil Greenwald, founder and CEO of HiWave, a tech startup based in Times Square.
Wage expectations: The world’s leading TikTok creators are usually self-employed and earn massive sums of money – 17-year-old Charli D’Amelio, who according to some is TikTok’s most successful creator, is said to have a net worth of about $ 20 million . . However, most TikTok employees earn between $ 40,000 and $ 200,000 a year.
What do you need: A proven history of creating the well-known TikToks and acquiring followers. Some corporate jobs also require marketing and / or other social media experience.
Career path: While it is too early to know for sure, individuals who are successful are likely to move well in marketing, advertising and brand building.
Who is hiring: CBS, Discovery Inc., Hinge, Marvel Entertainment, WW.
Thanks to COVID-19, it is rare that we do not hear someone talk about the importance of vaccination. Not only do we need people who will give us steps, but also others to work on research and development, distribution, planning, business to business sales, marketing and more.
Wage expectations: In the three-state area, vaccinators often earn $ 55 to $ 70 an hour, according to Indeed.com. Wage corporate workers typically earn between $ 53,000 and $ 148,000.
What do you need: Some roles require nursing or medical licenses. Other positions require a variety of forms of education ranging from a high school diploma to a Ph.D.
Career path: According to Thomas Vick, regional director for global talent solutions at consulting firm Robert Half, vaccinators could move into the field of nursing, healthcare or pharmaceuticals. Vendors can go to management; still others can go deeper into R&D, planning, distribution and logistics along the supply chain.
Who hires: Sanofi, Cityblock, Novo Nordisk.
Machinery learning engineer
This job is for those working in math or computer who are comfortable writing math programs and models to build artificial intelligence systems, using large data sets to create algorithms capable of learning and make predictions. Think Alexa, or the computer that defeated Ken Jennings in “Jeopardy!” Vick said “more and more” of these types of workers will be needed in the foreseeable future.
Wage expectations: $ 120.00 up to $ 170,000.
Employment prospects: A degree in computer science, data science, math or statistics helps, or an impressive portfolio that shows time spent on self-study or completing a certification program. Some of these programs put graduates directly to work.
Career path: While these jobs are well paid and there is no shortage of challenging jobs, for those who want to get into management, the IT department is a good destination.
Who hires: Amazon, Disney +, Etsy, Google, JPMorgan Chase.
High-end supermarkets, designers and manufacturers of luxury goods need personal shoppers who want to help customers choose their outfits – digitally. Digital stylists are concerned with products, building a relationship with the client and making recommendations for outfits.
Wage expectations: In many cases these jobs pay every hour, at an average of $ 26.92 per hour, according to the ZipRecruiter job site.
Employment prospects: You will need a passion for fashion experience, retail or customer service, strong communication skills and strong web skills, including the ability to provide fast information.
Career path: You can become a personal shopper for celebrities; a brand stylist; a photostylist; an influencer (if you use social media) or go into management.
Who hires: Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Bergdorf Goodman and many fashion brands.
Digital workplace experience
Back to the time when the workplace experience was about ping-pong tables, stylist cafes and yoga on the roof. Things are different blockages after the pandemic, with many working from home. The word “hybrid” is now part of our everyday vocabulary and “workplace” is now digital, asking new workers to build and support it.
Right now, digital positions in the workplace are IT jobs where responsibilities include designing and maintaining intranets, community / enterprise social platforms, internal collaboration and productivity tools (think Zoom, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Slack), security cyber and customer service.
Wage expectations: According to data collected for the 2021 employee digital experience career capital report by independent research firm Vanson Bourne, these professionals earn up to $ 148,000.
Employment prospects: You will need to understand end-user and workplace transformation technologies and techniques, unified communications skills, desktop techniques, security and much more.
Career path: Usually these lead to leadership roles in IT.
Who hires: BlackRock, Tencent, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs.