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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 4,427 expert opinions across 23 industries and 806 job titles.

B. Dà Vida Plummer

B. Dà Vida Plummer

Assistant Vice President Marketing/Media Dean of The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

How do you envision technology impacting Marketing Analyst in the next 5 years?

Technological advancement is the winner in this period of crisis. When the doors slammed shut on brick and mortar - college campuses, churches, civic spaces, community centers, sports arenas, and the list goes on - connecting via IT, and every imaginable media platform, pushed forward to fill the void.

This push will continue. We have learned that productivity is not limited to in-person or on-site constructs. Performers are just as, if not more, productive working from home via video sharing and virtual meeting platforms, webcasts, etc.

Within the next five years, technical paths for disseminating and interacting with and around content will shock us, in a good way. We are applauding video sharing platforms today. In the blink of an eye, we will be applauding augmented virtual reality and its capacity to "take us places" without our leaving our home offices. These are exciting, technology-rich times. Again, ..." necessity, who is the mother of our invention (as quoted above) is at hand.
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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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