The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the meaning of the term “global health crisis” forever. People from different parts of the world, governments, and private organizations are facing an invisible enemy that has no respect for status or race. Economies have been on hold for months and millions of people have lost their jobs. People are in desperate need of more resilient sources of income as you can see from the job-related searches on Google Trends. Below is a list of some of the most resilient jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic era. 

1. Data Specialist 

Data science has been resilient in the Covid-19 era. It is an interdisciplinary field that relies on scientific algorithms, processes, and systems to gather knowledge from data. It doesn’t matter if the data source is structured or unstructured. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the demand for data miners, data analysts, and many other data-related experts. To advance in data science, you’ll need a master’s degree in computer science but computer engineering and other related fields will do as well. You’ll earn an average of $122,000 yearly in the United States. 

2. Mobile App Development 

Do you know that more than 63.60% of the world’s population use smartphones every day? People now rely on their smartphones and other mobile devices for almost all their daily needs. Mobile app developers create applications for mobile devices. This downloadable software can be obtained from app stores or as APK files. You don’t need to be a college graduate to create an app. You just need to enroll in an online bootcamp like those in to learn the necessary skills. Independent mobile app developers have the potential to make millions of dollars from one successful mobile app launch. If you work for a company, you will get between $95,000 to $144,000 yearly. 

3. Covid-19 Testers 

Covid-19 testing is now a hot sector in different parts of the world. Unlike other jobs in this list that can be done online, this position requires your presence. There are testing job opportunities in isolation centers, hospitals, hotels, airports, and many private and government establishments. You’ll need a background in healthcare before you can work as a Covid-19 tester. After employment, you’ll be trained to do the tests on people with minimal risk to your health. You can get up to $45 per hour as a Covid-19 tester. 

4. Web Development 

Like mobile app development, there is a high demand for web development in the Covid-19 era. Companies are retaining professional web developers to monitor their products or create products that will meet the technological demands of the online world. Remote workers, online shoppers, social media enthusiasts, and other people across the globe are now depending on web applications for many reasons. These experts use a client-server model in web development and they make about $102,900 and above in the United States. 

5. Nursing 

Nurses have played an integral role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. These frontline fighters are in high demand not just in the United States but in other parts of the world. Countries are in urgent need of nurses and other healthcare professionals to meet the demands of a constantly depleting healthcare infrastructure. Registered nurses, nursing practitioners, nursing assistants, and other types of nurses can get jobs with the right qualification. These professionals earn between $48,690 to $104,100 yearly. 

6. Grocery Supply Chain 

Some retail stores were closed temporarily during the first lockdown but those who sold essential items and offered essential services continued to serve customers. The grocery supply chain industry is one of such essential services that have surged in demand over the last year. At first, the rise was because of panic buying. Later, the number of people buying at the same time increased because more people were at home at the same time. There are different job opportunities in the grocery supply chain, from manufacturing to distribution to the end-user. The salary can range from $10 to $25 an hour depending on the position. 


Most of the job opportunities listed above have been resilient since the start of the pandemic and would most likely remain in-demand after it has ended. If you’re interested in a new job, you might have to learn a new set of skills to get the qualifications you need to move forward. In the grocery supply chain, you might not need to learn any new skills if you’re not after a tech or management position.




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