Job trends change with time. As we move closer to the end of the first quarter of the 21st century, here are those that continue to define many of the industries we work in today.
Real Estate: International Real Estate Agent
One of the many benefits of 5G networks and social media is the ability for people worldwide to connect. It doesn’t matter whether you are in Australia, Africa, China, or South America. As long as you have a stable internet connection, you can pretty much communicate at any time with any other person on earth.
From a business perspective, this represents an expansion in job opportunities, namely those related to real estate. Nowadays, a housing industry professional can serve clients both at a local and an international level. For example, if you represent a well-known construction company involved in house and land projects, you can promote these projects through your local networks as well as offering them to overseas investors. This way, you are widening your potential market and giving yourself a much better chance of success.
Best of all, if you have existing real estate agent qualifications, it is not difficult to become an international one. Most countries require almost the same certifications and a similar track record.
Automotive: The Electric Car Boom
According to studies, sales of electric vehicles worldwide increased by over 65% from 2017 to 2018. In recent months, sales have either declined or increased at much lower rates. This lack of growth is mainly due to the covid-19 global pandemic and its resulting decrease in people going outside.
Over the next few years, growth is expected to reach 2018 numbers or even higher. But what does this mean from an employment perspective? The answer to this question is a never-before-seen hike in the number of jobs available for people who can contribute to the industry. Examples include chemical engineers, computer science specialists, experts in mechatronics, and people with enough knowledge of mechanical sciences and communication technologies.
If you are currently a professional in one of these fields, there is perhaps no better time than now to jump into a career in the electric vehicle industry. If you have the right skills and are excited about working in areas related to AI, automation, and machine learning infrastructures, you can join the ranks of multinational, state-of-the-art car companies like BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Toyota.
Aside from a stable job with ample growth opportunities, the electric car industry doesn’t appear to be shrinking anytime soon.
IT: Anything in Cloud Computing
The starting salary for a Google Certified Cloud Architect is close to two hundred thousand dollars a year. If you decide on getting a certification from one of its biggest competitors, Amazon Web Services, your income will be around one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Not bad, is it?
Of course, not everyone can get certified. Every year, more than 50% of the individuals taking the certification exam fail. And keep in mind that most of these people are not beginners. They have a lot of experience in basic IT, programming languages, and network security.
Still, the other 50% do pass, which means it is not impossible either. As with most things, if you want to succeed, you need to put in the time and effort to make it happen.
There are plenty of other options to consider for those of us who are not yet ready to tackle such a challenging proposition. You could start by getting certified in a well-known programming language like Java, C++, or Python. You could also look into becoming an analyst or associate in robust customer relationship management platforms like Salesforce and Dynamics 365 from Microsoft.
Trade: Customs Expert and Global Marketer
If you want to sell a lot of goods and services, the best way to do it is globally. Even businesses in countries as populated as China, India, and Russia are trying to expand their markets into other areas of the world.
At present, international trade is at an all-time high, be it for tangible products like food and clothing or intangibles such as education and consulting. As a result, if you are a global marketing expert, your skills will probably be in high demand.
A second area to focus on is customs clearance, transportation services, and international commerce terminology or incoterms. If you are familiar with international exchanges’ intricacies, you could work for government agencies, private companies, or as an independent trade consultant. Even if salaries are lower than cloud architects or electric vehicle engineers, the difference is not that high.
Four employment trends in the biggest industries are being an international real estate agent, working in the electric vehicle industry, becoming a cloud architect or CRM administrator, and using your knowledge in customs clearance and marketing.
If you’re looking for a new job opportunity, these are some of the best places to start.