The trending jobs in the UK for 2020 changed after the outbreak of COVID-19 which has in fact reshaped the job outlook for many countries in the world.
Prior to the pandemic, the sector with the largest job outlook was wholesale and retail trade with an estimated 4.97 million jobs, the next largest sector was healthcare and social work with 4.48 million jobs in March 2020.
Four months after the pandemic began in March, the sector showing the highest increase in the number of jobs is the healthcare sector. Other trending jobs are in the areas of information technology, sales, data analytics, law etc. Based on the changed job outlook due to the pandemic, here are the trending jobs in the UK for 2020.
1. Medical technologists
The duty of medical technologists is to maintain and operate medical equipment used to perform complex scientific tests on blood and other body fluids.
The job requires a degree in Medical Engineering or Clinical Lab Science. A deep understanding of biology and chemistry and proven experience dealing with a variety of medical instruments and equipment.
Registered nurses have been in high demand for a number of years and this occupation provides space for opportunities for advancement. Some of the responsibilities of nurses are:
This job requires the minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
3. Nursing assistant
A nursing assistant, also known as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), under the supervision of a licensed nurse in hospitals, clinics , nursing homes or other medical treatment facilities, provides patients with health care and other needs.
Usually, a high school diploma or a GED is required.
4. Machine learning engineers
Machine learning engineers are in high demand, as the technology industry shifts its attention to the evolving automation sector. Such developers invest their time using big data to train models involved in natural language processing, economic forecasting and the recognition of images.
5. Data scientists
Every day organizations and companies gather more and more information. That’s why getting data science experts is more important than ever. Data scientists spend their working hours collecting, cleaning and displaying data to help organizations make informed decisions.
6. Information security analysts
Information security analysts work to defend information infrastructure from cyber-attacks. Security Analysts are important to protect user data and confidential information about the company.
7. Data analyst
Data is king in today’s business world. That’s why more and more positions are focused heavily on data and making data useful in businesses. Data analysts play this role. Data analysts must have the ability to analyze data. They ensure consistency of the data and find the best ways to use this data.
8. Operations research analyst
Operations analysis analysts counsel executives and other stakeholders when making decisions using high-level theoretical techniques and advanced mathematics to help them choose the correct course of action. This job requires analytical, problem-solving, mathematical and critical-thinking skills.
9. Corporate lawyer
There are several career opportunities for law professionals in the UK and in various sectors, especially in corporate law.
10. Sales managers
All the sectors require people to sell their products and services. There are a lot of sales openings in the UK at present.