Predicting the Future of the Job Market

Over 3,000 expert opinions on what will be the most in demand skills, training, and technology.

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Davidson College

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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 3,743 expert opinions across 23 industries and 616 job titles.

Dr. James Stein

Dr. James Stein

Assistant Professor and Director of Interpersonal Communication Curriculum

Expert in Executive Management

What general advice would you give to a graduate beginning their career?

Take the job that best fits your career. I cannot tell you how many people (students, and personal friends alike) chose to turn down a career starter that pays $9 an hour in favor of a job that pays $11 and hour. As the old adage goes: penny smart, dollar foolish. You should always be asking yourself "how does this opportunity advance my larger goal?" Don't embark on an endeavor that doesn't help you, even if it does look shiny at first glance.Show more

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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Education, Training, and Library

Executive Management

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

Food Preparation and Restaurant

Healthcare Practitioner and Technical

Installation, Maintenance and Repair

Life, Physical, and Social Science

Production and Manufacturing

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