Predicting the Future of the Job Market

Over 4,000 expert opinions on what will be the most in demand skills, training, and technology.

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Understand How The Pandemic Changed The Job Market

When the world came to a screeching halt in early 2020 we knew that the job market would go through significant changes. From the advent of Zoom interviews to the adoption of fully remote workplaces, finding a job looks significantly different now than it did ten months ago.

With that in mind, we set out to poll experts across industries and fields on how they see the job market changing. Specifically, we were interested in:

  • The long term consequences (if any) of the pandemic
  • The skills the job market would more highly prioritize in each industry
  • The technologies that would arise
  • The parts of the country with higher job availability
  • How will salaries be impacted

After months of work, we now have aggregated over 4,245 expert opinions across 23 industries and 733 job titles.

Lizzette Rodriguez Ph.D.

Lizzette Rodriguez Ph.D.

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Are there any particularly good places in the United States for Environmental Services Worker to find work opportunities?

In terms of finding work after graduation, my opinion is that it changes a lot. A few years ago I would have said that Texas was the place to go find work and we have several recent graduates that are in the oil industry. However, the oil industry has suffered a lot and some of our graduates have lost their jobs because of that. At the other hand, we also have graduates working in different offices of the USGS and the EPA, in different states, as well as FEMA.
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Additional Advice For Recent Graduates

We know that recent graduates are going to face additional headwinds graduating into the worst job market in a decade, so we asked our experts for additional guidance for young professionals.

While most experts don't see the impact of the pandemic lasting more than a few years at most, a few years can feel like an eternity – especially early in your career.

The experts provided thorough breakdowns of the pandemic's impact by industry to help you understand what you can do to jump start your career.

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