Now well into its second year, the Covid-19 pandemic not only wreaked havoc around the planet, but also destroyed an untold number of careers.
Yet, humanity is nothing if not flexible. Even as jobs diminished in badly hit sectors (such as travel, aviation, leisure, F&B), other sectors have opened up with a new demand for jobs that have been created due to the shifting trends in the way we live, work and play.
According to a report by Jobstreet, 2020 saw some notable changes in Singapore’s employment landscape. The report highlighted the top 10 industries that were looking to hire new workers, according to the number of positions available.
These 10 industries were:
3. Banking and finance
5. Computing and IT
6. Security and law enforcement
7. Transportation and logistics
9. Manufacturing and production
Let’s have a closer look at some of these sectors, and their potential to offer an alternative, long-term career path.
Five sectors with increased hiring demand during Covid-19
|Sector||Position||Monthly Pay Range (S$)*|
|Healthcare||Nurse or medical assistant||2,500 to 3,000|
|Pharmacist||3,500 to 4,000|
|Human resource, clerical or admin support||2,000 to 3,000|
|Education||Educators, online teachers||2,300 to 3,300|
|Software developers||3,800 to 4,200|
|IT or network specialists||3,600 to 4,000|
|Clerical or admin support||2,000 to 3,000|
|Banking and finance||Banking services||2,300 to 7,000|
|IT and software support||2,500 to 2,800|
|Network, system or database administrator||3,700 to 4,000|
|Sales (insurance, relationship managers)||4,800 to 5,200|
|Security services||Security supervisors, night security officers||2,000 to 6,500|
|E-commerce and logistics||Online marketers, product developers, business development||4,000 to 6,500|
|Food delivery riders, delivery drivers and personnel||2,000 to 2,500|