The pandemic has taken the world by storm and unfortunately, many people have lost their jobs and due to the unemployment rates, people are looking to upskill themselves into new industries via taking CPD certified courses.
Nevertheless, the pandemic would have had a huge impact on the availability of certain jobs available in the past year and now. Let’s take a look at the availability of these jobs.
UK Vacancies Increase
According to an ONS report, the number of job vacancies in the UK increased by 462,000 from the pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in January to March 2020 to a new high of 1,247,000 from October to December 2021.
The number of full-time employment rose by 127,800 (11.4 percent) from October to December 2021, with human health and social work leading the way, increasing 26,800 (14.9 percent) to a new high of 206,000 jobs over the year.
In the UK, it is no surprise that medical professionals are in high demand. The NHS has been struggling to keep up with the influx of patients, and as a result, they have put out an appeal for more medical professionals.
US Vacancies Increase
As data becomes more important, the role of statisticians is also becoming increasingly vital. Businesses are looking for individuals who can help them make sense of all the data they are collecting and draw insights from it.
Statisticians are needed in healthcare, finance, marketing, and education, and the US is expected to have a high demand for statisticians in the next decade.
The employment rate of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is at a much faster rate compared to the average for all other occupations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the job market in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
In the UK, the number of people working from home has increased significantly in recent months as employers have encouraged or required employees to work remotely in order to reduce the risk of exposure.
In addition, there are now a number of new job opportunities that have become available as a result of the pandemic, such as social media managers and telecommuting coordinators, with growing demand for mathematicians and statisticians in the US too.