Opinion

Occupations to change - Post COVID-19 era

Punjab Tribune Bureau | May 06, 2020 03:03 PM
Punjab Tribune Bureau

As most of us are in lockdown at home, we are left to wonder what a post-coronavirus-world might look like. There’s a lot unknown about how the world will transform after we get the novel coronavirus under control, but it is extremely unlikely that things will just go back to exactly the way they were before. Our workplaces are likely to change, and with it, the skills demand of companies will also .The coming Post Covid period shall see the following probable skills in demand. 

 

Tech Savviness

 

One of the best ways to prepare yourself for a post-coronavirus-world is to acquire technology skills. The COVID-19 pandemic shall bring fast-tracking digital transformations . Technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data storage , virtual and augmented reality, and robotics will make businesses more resilient to future pandemics, and anyone that can help companies exploit these technologies will be in a great position. Wherever you are working from, , you need to be comfortable with these tech tools.

 

Creativity & Innovation

 

We have already seen the importance of creativity and innovation during the pandemic. Businesses that shall have capacity to deliver services virtually like many healthcare providers have done and Quickly shifting to manufacturing of new products which lot of industries during Covid has done like Mercedes F1 ,(that have shifted from making racing cars to innovative breathing aids) shall be the future need .Post Covid period we should dream up new products and ways of working. Human creativity is going to be essential.

 

Team Leaders with Motivational skills

 

One of the changes in a world ,where social distancing and home working might continue for the foreseeable future, is that more people at all levels of an organization will be in a position where they lead others. According to  Shruti , a Motiviational expert & Inspirer ,the gig economy is only going to grow post coronavirus, and people will be working in more fluent teams where people are taking the lead at different times. Professionals with strong skills in leadership, including how to bring out the best and inspire teams as well as encourage collaboration, will be in demands.

 

Data Analysts

 

This is only with the right data, companies are able to better predict the impact of future business disruptions and are better able to serve customers with the right products and services .Companies that understand business trends and shifting customer needs are better able to respond in the right way should a future pandemic come along. However, to understand the , the companies shall be requiring skilled data analyst to take better decisions which shall be even more appealing to prospective employers.

 

Team Leaders with Motivational skills

 

One of the changes in a world ,where social distancing and home working might continue for the foreseeable future, is that more people at all levels of an organization will be in a position where they lead others. According to  Shruti Nagpal, a Motiviational expert & Inspirer ,the gig economy is only going to grow post coronavirus, and people will be working in more fluent teams where people are taking the lead at different times. Professionals with strong skills in leadership, including how to bring out the best and inspire teams as well as encourage collaboration, will be in demands.

 

Financial experts Merger/Acquistion

 

It is expected that Post Covid era, lot of companies shall be merged or acquired all over the world and shall require highly skilled financial analysts who could do the job efficiently. According to Abhay Khosla , pursuing Professional degree in Finance , the companies shall go for issue of Debt funds, or Convertible Debentures ( which shall be converted into shares after some years) to restore there activities and shall require sustantial funds from the Public . The final shape to the whole process can be handled only by Finance professionals who have experience of handling mergers/ acquistions and raisng of debts/equities.

 

Digital Coding Skills

 

The digital transformation of organizations got a boost because of coronavirus; therefore, professionals with digital skills, including coding, web development, and digital marketing, will become even more important than they are now. People who can keep the digital business running—and thriving—during economic downturns or pandemics are going to be on the must-hire list. .

 

Bio medical engineering

 

The field of biomedical engineering (aka Bioengineering) is an applied field of science and engineering at the intersection of engineering, biology, healthcare, and medicine.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), biomedical engineering plays an essential role in effective health care delivery and is employed by multi-disciplinary clinical and research teams in developing strategies for the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions. Further, biomedical engineering has demonstrated a remarkable capacity to revamp health systems in resource-limited environments through improvements in diagnosis and treatment.

Epidemiology and Public Health

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases in populations. It is the key quantitative discipline that underpins public health, which is often defined as the organized efforts of society to prevent disease and to promote health.The field deals with taking appropriate measures in improving the health conditions of the society and communities by educating them about various diseases and helping them understand the preventive measures. Public health promotes the measures that need to be taken amongst communities to live, learn, work and play.

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics can be defined as the application of information technology to study living things (or biological processes) at the molecular level (gene or protein level). It’s an interdisciplinary field that leverages computation methods (mathematical modeling, statistics, programming, simulation studies, analytical methods, etc.) to analyze large sets of biological data.The objective of bioinformatics is to discover (or identify) the biological process or make new predictions (e.g. disease mechanism, the yield of new crops, or drug therapeutics). The widespread usage of bioinformatics shall be in high demand to prevent future viral diseases.

 

APPLIED PSYCOLOGY

The old command-centre constructs of management of efficiency can hardly be expected to succeed, when everything else around us has changed irrevocably. A strategy of “cost-cutting, rationalizing, doing more with less” will not be effective, with a workforce that is incessantly anxious about job security, demoralized about career and business prospects, and depressed about life in general in an environment of uncertainty and stress. On the other hand, a “relaxed” job, which entails low demands and higher level of control, does not provide employees with such intrinsic motivation. Here comes the role of Applied Phycologists.

 

Emotional Intelligence

 

Closely linked to leadership is another skill that is even more important in uncertain and challenging times: Emotional Intelligence (EQ). The ability to be aware of, express, and control our emotions and be aware of others' emotions is what emotional intelligence is all about. At times when people might feel uncertain about their job and the future of their business, it is key to connect with people on an emotional level. Individuals with strong EQ will be coveted by organizations of all sizes and in all industries.

 

Thus, the younger generation shall have to change there paths from traditonal and conventional level of education to skilled based education which is only going to create employment Post Covid era.

 

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