Planning to Migrate? Here Are the Top 15 Trending Jobs Around the World in 2021


Millions were laid off from their hospitality jobs around the world over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the demand for healthcare workers and e-commerce frontliners skyrocketed. As everyone transitioned to digital and to remote work, the need for data analytics and digital content creators spiked.

Just as the idea of work is not what it used to be, neither are the careers and jobs available for those seeking opportunities. LinkedIn has analyzed millions of job posts and information on its platform, uncovering the up-and-coming roles that have grown in demand in the last year. The data was sourced from its wide database of companies, most of which are based in the U.S., so these trending jobs will likely reflect the demands of the U.S. job market, which could be useful information for the Filipinos planning to migrate there.

If that’s your intention, here are the 15 jobs and areas in need of fresh talent:

1| E-commerce frontliners

Job titles: Driver, Supply Chain Associate, Package Handler, Personal Shopper
Salary range: US$42,000 to US$56,000 a year


2| Loan and mortgage professionals

Job titles: Underwriter, Mortgage Loan Officer, Escrow Officer, Loan Closer
Salary range: US$43,700 to US$60,000

3| Healthcare support staff

Job titles: Health Care Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Home Health Aide
Salary range: US$65,300 to US$106,000

4| Business development and sales professionals

Job titles: Sales Consultant, Sales Operations Assistant, Inbound Sales Specialist, Strategic Advisor
Salary range: US$43,300 to US$105,000

5| Workplace diversity experts

Job titles: Diversity Manager, Diversity Officer, Head of Diversity, Diversity Coordinator
Salary range: US$72,900 to US$97,000

6| Digital marketing professionals

Job titles: Digital Marketing Specialist, Social Media Manager, Marketing Representative, Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Salary range: US$48,000 to US$96,000

7| Nurses

Job titles: Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Intensive Care Nurse
Salary range: US$73,000 to US$111,000

8| Teachers

Job titles: Teaching Assistant, Elementary School Teacher, Mathematics Tutor, Curriculum Developer
Salary range: US$46,500 to US$63,200

9| Digital content creators

Job titles: Content Coordinator, Writing Consultant, Podcaster, Blogger
Salary range: US$46,000 to US$62,400

10| Professional and personal coaches

Job titles: Career Coordinator, Life Coach, Fitness Coach, Business Coach
Salary range: US$44,300 to US$50,000

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11| Specialized engineers

Job titles: Web Developer, Full Stack Engineer, Frontend Developer, Game Developer
Salary range: US$77,500 to US$104,000

12| Mental health specialists

Job titles: Behavior Therapist, Mental Health Specialist, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Technician
Salary range: US$41,600 to US$65,000

13| User experience (UI & UX) professionals

Job titles: User Experience Designer, Product Design Consultant, User Interface Designer, User Experience Researcher
Salary range: US$80,000 to US$103,000

14| Data science specialists

Job titles: Data Scientist, Data Science Specialist, Data Management Analyst
Salary range: US$100,000 to US$130,000

15| Artificial intelligence practitioners

Job titles: Machine Learning Engineer, Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Machine Learning Researcher
Salary range: US$124,000 to US$150,000

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