5 top emerging jobs in 2022

The job market has been completely transformed in the past decade or so with the emergence of the Internet and new technologies, and even more by the Coronavirus pandemic. There are now many jobs out there we couldn’t even imagine 10 years ago.

The influence of social media is another factor to take into account – it’s yielded new careers, and there are new virtual jobs emerging all the time. It’s also made a huge contribution to the growth of the beauty industry. Let’s face it, Instagram has made us all obsessed with beauty and we’re spending more than ever on all sorts of treatments. 

Based on all these, here is a list of jobs expected to become very lucrative in 2022. So if you’re between jobs and considering getting into something new, here’s some inspiration.

Orthopaedic doctor

If there’s one medical career expected to explode in the following years, it’s definitely orthopaedic doctor. Why? Well, a huge part of the population will develop some sort of back problem due to lockdowns and working and studying from home.

Ever since the pandemic started, we’ve all started spending much more time setting down in front of the computer, and this definitely affects our posture negatively. People have been developing all sorts of spine and neck abnormalities, which can lead to pain, and if they’re left untreated, they can worsen and lead to physical deformities.

Orthopaedic doctors treat people with posture problems through exercise therapy, or physiotherapy. They’ll be needed more than ever in the following years, so if you’re in medicine, this is the time to get specialized in this area.

Permanent makeup artist

Permanent makeup is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a range of treatments that gives you the look of wearing makeup, but in its permanent version. Okay, semi-permanent. It’s basically tattooing, but it fades after a couple of years, so clients are not stuck with their tattoo forever.

The most popular permanent makeup procedure is microblading. It’s a procedure that implies drawing on extra hairs in the brow arch, giving them a fuller look. It’s become extremely sought-after, and technicians are definitely kept busy.

The tech who perform the treatment are called microblading artists, and with an average price of the treatment being around $600, they make serious cash. Anyone who’s interested in beauty can become a microblading artist, you just need to take a course, and invest in some supplies at PhiBrows Shop or another quality supplier. You can start working just a couple of months after finishing the course.

This is a great career opportunity to take advantage of in the following months. When the pandemic finally ends, everyone and their mother will want to enhance their look and get fab brows.

Systems analyst

This job is not exactly new, but it’s expected to become even more profitable in 2022. 

Systems analysts are in charge of analyzing and optimizing IT systems in various companies and fixing any potential problems. The reason why this position will be very sought-after in the future is the fact that more and more brick-and-mortar businesses are moving at least some part of their business online.

With the ongoing pandemic, it’s obvious much of our lives will stay online, so businesses are adapting to the new normal. Every company that bases even a portion of their business online needs someone to take care of their systems and make sure everything is running smoothly, so if you’re in IT already, this is the job to watch out for.

Creative job – graphic designer

Graphic designers create visuals for websites. They are in charge of what any page on the Internet looks like. There’s a creative graphic designer behind every page you open in your browser.

Just like with systems analysts, the demand for graphic designers is increasing due to many businesses that didn’t have an online presence before are investing in websites, online shops, and digital advertising.

Graphic design merges art with IT, so it’s a compromise between unleashing your creativity and earning a decent living. It’s a great choice for anyone who has a sharp eye and loves art but understands its practical implications. You can become one by taking a course, or you can perfect the skill on your own through practice.

Stock image photographer

Stock images are generic photos used by websites and online magazines to illustrate their content. Of course, they existed long before the Internet and were used by print newspapers and other publications, but nowadays, all the cash is online. There are many bases where photographers can upload their photos and get paid any time their image is used. 

Stock photographs depict everyday life, objects, places, people. They’re not exactly the epitome of art and creativity, but they’re very important – without them, platforms that don’t have the funds to invest in original visual content wouldn’t stand a chance of emerging on the Internet.

As the amount of content produced is growing at lightning speed, more and more stock photos are needed. So if you’re, for example, a wedding photographer who hasn’t had that many bookings due to Covid-19 restrictions, or an aspiring young artist looking to fund your artistic career in some way, it might be worth looking into stock photography in the following months.

Final word

Switching careers has become the norm. Gone are the days of working one and the same job from graduation to retirement. The job market is dynamic and you need to adapt to it. So don’t be scared if you found yourself in the situation of having to switch to an entirely different branch of business. This is one of the challenges of modern life. With some persistence and hard work, you’ll do just fine.

Morgan Elliott
Morgan Elliott
Morgan Rose Elliott is an aromatherapist, yoga instructor, animal lover, a happily married mother of three. She enjoys reading biographies and writing poems, sunny days on the beach and any shape and form of vanilla. Crazy about the '80s, her favorite band is Duran Duran (although kids prefer Franz Ferdinand, and the husband Blink182) and she is obsessed with Netflix original Stranger things.
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