Much has changed in recent years as more of our lives have gone digital, creating or amplifying the need for new types of workers with different skill sets.
Here are some of the top job categories you might consider.
TikTok Creator, Influencer
Until recently, your career aspirations were unlikely to have anything to do with TikTok, but it turns out to be one of the fastest growing social platforms in the world. This means that the market is wide open for quality content creators who have also attracted a large following.
“A good TikTok creator has 20,000 followers or more,” said Phil Greenwald, founder and CEO of HiWave, a Times Square-based tech startup.
Salary expectations: The best TikTok creators in the world are usually self-employed and earn huge sums of money – Charli D’Amelio, 17, who some say is the most successful TikTok creator, has a net worth of about $20 million. However, most TikTok employees earn between $40,000 and $200,000 per year.
What do you need: A proven track record in building popular TikToks and acquiring followers. Some corporate jobs also require experience in marketing and/or other social media.
Career path: Although it’s too early to know for sure, successful people would probably do well to get into marketing, advertising and brand building.
Who’s hiring: CBS, Discovery Inc., Hinge, Marvel Entertainment, WW.
Thanks to COVID-19, it’s rare that you don’t hear someone talk about the importance of getting vaccinated. Not only do we need people to kick things off, but people to work in research and development, distribution, planning, business-to-business sales, marketing and more.
Salary expectations: In the tri-state area, vaccinators often earn between $55 and $70 an hour, according to Indeed.com. Company employees generally earn between $53,000 and $148,000.
What do you need: Some roles require nursing or medical licenses. Other positions require a variety of backgrounds ranging from a high school diploma to a doctorate.
Career path: According to Thomas Vick, regional director of global talent solutions at consulting firm Robert Half, vaccinators can move into nursing, healthcare or pharmaceuticals. Sellers can enter management; still others may go deeper into R&D, planning, distribution and logistics throughout the supply chain.
Who recruits : Sanofi, Cityblock, Novo Nordisk.
machine learning engineer
This work is intended for the math or computer genius who is comfortable writing mathematical programs and models to build artificial intelligence systems, using large data sets to create capable algorithms. to learn and make predictions. Think Alexa or the computer that beat Ken Jennings at “Jeopardy!” Vick said “more and more” of these types of workers will be needed for the foreseeable future.
Salary expectations: $120.00 to $170,000.
Job prospects: A degree in computer science, data science, math, or statistics helps, or an impressive portfolio showing time spent in self-study or completing a certificate program. Some of these programs place graduates directly into jobs.
Career path: Although these jobs are well paid and there is no shortage of challenging tasks, for those who want to move into management, the IT department is a good destination.
Who recruits : Amazon, Disney+, Etsy, Google, JPMorgan Chase.
High-end department stores, designers and luxury goods manufacturers need personal shopper who want to help customers choose their wardrobe – digitally. Digital stylists take care of the products, build a relationship with the customer, and make wardrobe recommendations.
Salary expectations: In many cases, these jobs are paid hourly, averaging $26.92 per hour, according to job site ZipRecruiter.
Job prospects: You will need a passion for fashion, retail or customer service experience, strong communication skills and strong web skills including the ability to type quickly.
Career path: You could become the personal shopper of celebrities; a brand stylist; a photo stylist; an influencer (if you operate social media) or go into management.
Who recruits : Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Bergdorf Goodman and many fashion brands.
Digital work experience
Throwback to the days when work experience was limited to ping pong tables, designer cafe and rooftop yoga. Things are different from post-pandemic lockdowns, with a lot of working from home. The word “hybrid” is now part of our everyday vocabularies and the “workplace” is now digital, requiring new workers to build and sustain it.
For now, digital workplaces are IT jobs whose responsibilities include designing and maintaining intranets, community/corporate social platforms, internal collaboration and productivity tools (think Zoom, Microsoft Office , Google Workspace, Slack), cybersecurity and customer service.
Salary expectations: According to data collected for the 2021 Digital Employee Experience Career Capital Report by independent research firm Vanson Bourne, these professionals earn up to $148,000.
Job prospects: You will need an understanding of end-user and digital workplace transformation technologies and techniques, proficiency in unified communications, office techniques, security and more.
Career path: These usually lead to leadership roles in IT.
Who recruits : BlackRock, Tencent, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs.