The job market has been completely transformed over the past decade with the rise of the internet and new technologies, and even more so due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are many jobs now that we couldn’t even imagine 10 years ago.
The influence of social media is another factor to consider: it has spawned new careers and new virtual jobs are constantly being created. It has also made a huge contribution to the growth of the beauty industry. Let’s face it, Instagram has us all beauty-obsessed and we’re spending more than ever on all kinds of treatments.
Based on that, here’s a list of jobs that are expected to become very lucrative in 2022. So if you’re between jobs and thinking about doing something new, here’s some inspiration.
If one medical career is expected to explode in the coming years, it is certainly an orthopedic physician. Why? Well, a large part of the population will have some kind of back problem due to lockdowns and working from home and studying.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have all been spending a lot more time in front of the computer, and this is definitely having a negative impact on our attitudes. Humans have developed a variety of spinal and neck abnormalities that can lead to pain, and if left untreated, they can worsen and lead to physical deformities.
Orthopedic doctors treat people with postural problems through exercise therapy, or physical therapy. They will be needed more than ever in the coming years, so if you’re in medicine, now is the time to specialize in this field.
Permanent makeup artist
Permanent make-up is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a series of treatments that give you the impression of wearing make-up, but in the permanent version. Okay, semi-permanent. It’s basically tattooing, but it fades after a few years, so customers aren’t stuck with their tattoo forever.
The most popular permanent makeup procedure is: microblading† It is a procedure that attracts extra hairs into the eyebrow arch, making them appear fuller. It has become highly sought after and technicians are sure to be kept busy.
The techs who perform the treatment are called microblading artists and with an average price of the treatment around $600, they are making some serious money. Anyone interested in beauty can become a microblading artist, all you need to do is take a course and invest in some supplies at PhiBrows Store or another quality supplier. You can start working a few months after completing the course.
This is a great career opportunity to take advantage of in the coming months. When the pandemic is finally over, everyone and their mother will want to improve their appearance and get fantastic eyebrows.
This job is not exactly new, but is expected to become even more profitable in 2022.
Systems analysts are responsible for analyzing and optimizing IT systems in different companies and solving potential problems. The reason this feature will be highly sought after in the future is the fact that more and more brick and mortar companies are moving at least some of their businesses online.
With the ongoing pandemic, it’s clear that much of our lives will remain online, so businesses are adjusting to the new normal. Any business that bases even part of its business online needs someone to take care of its systems and make sure everything runs smoothly, so if you’re already working in IT, this is the job to look out for.
Creative job – graphic designer
Graphic designers create visuals for websites. They determine what a page on the internet looks like. Behind every page you open in your browser is a creative graphic designer.
As with systems analysts, the demand for graphic designers is increasing as many companies that previously did not have an online presence are investing in websites, online stores and digital advertising.
Graphic design combines art with IT, so it’s a compromise between letting your creativity run wild and earning a decent income. It’s a great choice for anyone who has a keen eye and loves art but understands its practical implications. You can become one by taking a course, or you can perfect the skill yourself with practice.
Stock photo photographer
Stock images are generic photos used by websites and online magazines to illustrate their content. Sure, they existed long before the Internet and were used by print newspapers and other publications, but today all the money is online. There are many bases where photographers can upload their photos and get paid when their image is used.
Stock photos depict everyday life, objects, places, people. They’re not exactly the epitome of art and creativity, but they’re very important – without them, platforms that don’t have the money to invest in original visual content wouldn’t stand a chance of appearing on the web.
As the amount of content produced is growing rapidly, more and more stock photos are needed. So, for example, if you’re a wedding photographer who hasn’t had that many bookings because of COVID-19 limitations, or an aspiring young artist looking to fund your artistic career in some way, it might be worth looking into stock photography in the coming months.
A career switch has become the norm. Gone are the days of working one and the same job from graduation to retirement. The labor market is dynamic and you have to adapt to it. So don’t be alarmed if you find yourself in a situation where you have to switch to a completely different industry. This is one of the challenges of modern life. With some perseverance and hard work you will be fine.
Morgan Rose Elliott is an aromatherapist, yoga instructor, animal lover and happily married mother of three. She likes to read biographies and write poems, sunny days at the beach and any kind of vanilla. Crazy about the ’80s, her favorite band is Duran Duran (although kids prefer Franz Ferdinand and husband Blink182) and she’s obsessed with Netflix original Stranger stuff.