In Demand Careers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

» Posted by on Jul 3, 2020 in LVN Program | 0 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all nations of the world and has taken many lives since it’s discovery last December 2019. It is expected that vaccines will roll out by the 1st quarter of 2021. It has been 5 months since world leaders and the World Health Organization advised to quarantine cities and put a halt to commercial flights across the globe to contain the virus. Together with strict precautionary measures the world’s economy has been put on an indefinite halt, which has led to some other countries facing harsh economic crisis alongside battling a virus without any cure.

Today, the world has slowly come to accord the 2019 novel coronavirus. More and more countries have been transitioning to the “New Normal”. The new norm, entails practicing the basic precautionary measures like wearing face masks at all times, washing hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizers, maintaining 2 meters distance, and to limit unnecessary movement or travel from high risk areas. Jobs have been put on hold for a moment, while some companies stayed afloat by having their employees work from home. Not all industries have adopted well to the new normal, hence, they have to lay off some of their employees to keep the business at least 50% operating, hence a lot of people are now looking for part time or even permanent careers to transition during the pandemic situation.

As we approach the new normal, there are jobs that are in demand despite the COVID-19 situation, and here are some that you might want to consider:

Licensed Practical Nurse

We all know that the health industry has all hands-on deck to attend COVID-19 patients, this is why hospitals are in dire need of Licensed Practical Nurses or LPN. As there are too much nurses being pulled into the isolation room to tend COVID-19 patients, they now need additional healthcare professionals to take care of other patients on the wards and incoming non COVID related emergencies, so make that 6 month LPN program worthwhile and apply to nearest hospital near you.

Food Delivery and Errand Runner

Dining out is no longer the thing for the busy workers, take outs nowadays is the new norm. You can be a part time food deliver driver or errand runner to have some extra bucks during these tough times. But remember you must practice the precautionary measures as this job may expose you to COVID carriers. This career comes with hazard but it will help you save some dollars.

Online Teacher

The education sector has put out a school from home solution as we all know kids and teenagers are very vulnerable to the virus. Hence, online teaching is a very good option. Some students may need to have extra tutoring with some subjects, and you can offer this thru online teaching. Also, online English language tutors are in demand as learning is now very accessible through the power of the internet.

Virtual Assistant

Work from home set up has been in the business for many years. A lot of employee is being hired remotely to do specific jobs wherein they are earning pretty well. One of these jobs, is being a virtual assistant. Being a virtual assistant comprises of basic skills in reading, writing, organizing, and general administrative skills. Your main job would be checking emails, arranging zoom meetings, calls, and more. This can be a very lucrative job as you can do it full time or part time in the comfort of your home.

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