The most in-demand jobs in 2020

What are the best careers going today and what path can somebody venture into in 2020 that will offer decent pay and a viable future?

It’s almost impossible to say for sure how life will pan out but there are some career choices that are predicted to succeed and which will be very much in-demand according to the experts. 

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As we all know, the world is becoming ever more tech-centric, and as a result, many of the in-demand jobs for 2020 have a technological element. 

But not all of them require JavaScript knowledge or for you to sit in front of a screen for eight hours a day. 

Some still very much need that human touch.

Going on the recent trends, there are educated guesses that can be made and we’ve rounded up SIX professions that are certainly worth looking into:

Digital and video marketer
As video continues to surge in popularity, the demand for roles in this particular sector of the marketing industry will also grow in 2020. Video is continually being used as a CTA (Call to Action) to engage online users in a way that content can’t always deliver alone, especially in a fiercely competitive industry. It looks like video is here to stay and more and more companies will be seeking out those who can create and champion these videos.

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Blockchain developers
From tracking the origins of jewellery to managing a global shipping system, blockchain is being adopted by the likes of IBM, Samsung, and even car manufacturers to pioneer the next wave of tech innovations. Job openings in the blockchain industry have increased exponentially in the last several years and this blockchain developers will be among the biggest in-demand jobs of 2020. A blockchain is essentially a digital ledger capable of recording transactions. While recording cryptocurrency is one of its more popular uses, a blockchain can record virtually any type of transaction.

Physical therapist
Experts predict that the demand will go exponentially higher in 2020 when compared to 2019 - which already saw a demand increase for physical therapists. The reason for this demand is not really surprising. As technology continues to make big strides, less and less people are conducting their tasks manually. This in turn has no longer kept people's bones, muscles, and joints strong. Today, there is a plethora of machines making our lives easier. While this has its own benefits, it’s also hampering our well-being because physical activities have been diminished. 

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In-home caregivers
As the elderly population continues to grow, health officials say that someone turning 65 now has more chance of needing some type of long-term care services during the rest of his or her life. As long-term care services and support shift from nursing homes and care facilities to private homes, the supply-and-demand gap for at-home care workers will increase. 

Security, fire, and service technicians
Cybersecurity is all well and good in this day and age but there is still a demand for security, fire, and service technicians. This in-demand job for 2020 involves the installation of security systems, burglar alarms, fire alarms, access control, and CCTV. Security is also seen as a great profession to work your way up fast and gain plenty of experience. In this job sector, there are some things even a computer needs help with!

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Commercial drone pilots
More and more people are getting into drones and that includes companies and other major organisations. There is certainly a big future for these latest flying wonders and demands means more jobs. Some experts believe we could be on the verge of sudden and huge demand in the field of commercial drone pilots. In fact, those same experts predict that the demand for commercial UAV pilots will quadruple by 2020.

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