The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about one of the worst jobs crises and has put the economy in a state of turmoil. There were reports of people being laid off or furloughed or had their salaries cut. Industries such as travel, hospitality, and leisure are among the many that were impacted the most.
However, certain jobs were still in high demand and stood strong in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are the top 6 secure jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pharmacists were among the top 10 stable jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the lockdown, people were heading in large numbers to pharmacies to get everything and anything from sanitizers to medicines. One research found that 93% of pharmacists had reported no change in their income during the pandemic.
Healthcare specialists are medical professionals who work in the healthcare field in either a clinical or non-clinical setting such as doctors, nurses, physician assistants and, more. There has always been a demand for them but with the influx of Covid-19 patients, the demand is even more during these unprecedented times. Hence, they remain as one of the most financially secure jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Though getting employment in the government sector isn’t a child’s play but once an individual gets in, it’s one of the most secured jobs. Governments’ employees have been blessed with high levels of financial security even during the Covid-19 pandemic. One research found that 89% of government employees had reported no change in their income during the pandemic.
Schools and colleges have been closed across the country but there haven’t been any major job cuts reported in this sector. Instead, there has been an increased demand for online teaching, and teachers across the globe are adjusting to new teaching strategies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Software developers and IT sector
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses transitioned to the online world and started offering their services or products online. This has led to increasing demand for skilled engineers as more and more businesses are venturing online. There has been little to no impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on skilled programmers or developers making it one of the secure jobs during this time.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made people across the country become glued to the news for a reliable source of information. Journalists are more relevant than ever today, as informing the public during these unprecedented times has become a priority.
Though the unemployment rate has increased in India since April 2020, the jobs mentioned above are some of the stable jobs that had relatively fewer layoffs even during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Kachi Jain is a psychologist at MindTribe.in.
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