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Expected Outlook for 2022 and Beyond

Technology continues to remain one of the strongest industries heading into 2022. During the pandemic, IT was the least affected segment. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, in 2022 we will continue to see a wave of digital initiative and cloud adoption that will indicate an expansion into STEM verticals (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Furthermore, IT projects that were previously delayed are moving forward. We may achieve an all-time high in the fastest growth since 2012 when it was up 10% to now potentially being up 9%.

Finance and accounting was hit hard by the pandemic as well as automation, but according to Staffing Industry Analysts, they estimate a bounce-back of 14% in 2021, and 5% expansion in 2022. Similarly, marketing and creative jobs declined in 2020 but are forecasted to have a 15% bounceback in 2021 and a 7% growth in 2022.

According to the World Economic Forum, the top 10 growing jobs will be:

  1. Data Analysts and Scientists
  2. AI and Machine Learning Specialists
  3. Big Data Specialists
  4. Digital Marketing and Strategy Specialists
  5. Process Automation Specialist
  6. Business Development Professionals
  7. Digital Transformation Specialists
  8. Information Security Analysts
  9. Software and Applications Developers
  10. Internet of Things Specialists

The top 10 skills by 2025 will be:

  • Analytical thinking and innovation
  • Active learning and learning strategies
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Creativity, originality and initiative
  • Leadership and social influence
  • Technology use, monitoring and control
  • Technology design and programming
  • Resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility
  • Reasoning, problem-solving and ideation
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