The demand for remote jobs has tremendously increased in the past 2 years when the world was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and people had to face major challenges including job stability. But this pandemic has also opened doors for many other sectors and the opportunity to work remotely in virtual administration, healthcare, education, customer support, IT/software, marketing, and more.
Despite the booming remote work culture, many challenges can come up in a remote job, and to cater to those challenges, you need to stand out from the crowd with specific skillsets. In this article, we’re going to discuss the 5 most high-demanding skillsets that you will be required for remote jobs:
1. Software Development
This is probably one of the most demanding jobs out there for remote jobs throughout the world. The salary bracket is also decent ranging between $60k – $110k in major parts and INR 4LPA – 6 LPA in India. Besides this, the vast community of development such as GitHub, and Stackoverflow has been summing up community members to make it rock strong.
To begin with the software development career, you need to have a tight grip on some of the most demanding programming languages (Java, Python, C++, etc.), and once you’re cleared with the concepts, you’re good to go in this industry. Or maybe just pick one language, based on your interest, let’s say Java, now the career ahead of you would be Java Developer, and you’ll be responsible for working with Java language that also includes Java mobile applications.
2. Web Designing
You can segregate web designing into 2 modules — one is UX (user experience) while the other one is UI (user interface) in which the UX designer is responsible for making a smooth and rich experience when a user arrives on the platform whereas a UI designer helps in solving the gap and works as a bridge for their users. They aren’t the same and hence shouldn’t be compared.
We included web designing in this list because they’re almost similar and companies generally hire a single person for both of these jobs. This is one of the most trending and fair-paying jobs especially if you’re looking for a remote job. The average salary ranges between $60k – $85k and in India, it goes between INR 4LPA – 5LPA. The best part is those who know CSS, JS, or HTML can apply for this job and those who have a creative mindset should definitely consider this job.
3. Digital Marketing
We’ve seen in the past few years the way the digital industry is booming and now companies are actively looking out for ideal candidates who have the required skillsets in SEO, SEM, Social Media, and Campaign planning. If you belong to the non-tech sector, then digital marketing could be a turning point in your career especially if you’re looking for a remote job.
This does not require you to have any such special course if you’ve basic knowledge of the internet, fair knowledge of social media, and need to have a creative approach and then you’re good to go. Since, after COVID pandemic, the companies are becoming more and more dependent on digital media and the scope for creating careers in this field has grown enormously. Companies are spending fairly and the number of jobs has also been increasing since then. The salary bracket ranges between $40k – $55k and INR 3LPA – 5LPA in India.
4. Animation & Graphic Designing
Another most desired role is to get into the field of graphic design and animation. Since the pandemic hit the market, there have been many opportunities for candidates and also the companies have changed their pitching patterns to obtain customers and that’s where the elegant design and smoothly animated videos come into the picture.
Thus, this does not require you to have any special degree, in fact, nowadays, many people of different streams are getting into graphic design and animation. All it requires is for you to have a strong command of a handful of software to begin in this career, some of which are Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Pencil2D, Blender, etc. Besides this, the pay scale is also pretty well range between $65k – $80k and INR 4LPA – 6LPA in India. So, anyone can get into this industry and try it as a freelancer as well.
5. Content / Copy Writing
In the digital world, content is regarded as the king and became one of the most essential parts of marketing and business. Content writing and copywriting have been consistently booming since the onset of the pandemic, in terms of demand, because businesses now understand the importance of unique and quality content. Certain roles like social media writing, news writing, SEO writing, blog writing, and scriptwriting, are the most essential part of this industry and these are some of the many other options to choose to start your content writing career.
Besides this, it does not require you to have any technical skills or any course, all it needs is just to have strong research skills, communications skills, and adaptability to write in different styles and you’re good to go with the content writing journey. This is probably one of the fittest and most desirable remote jobs and the average payout in this falls between $60k – $85k and INR 3LPA – 5LPA in India for 0-2 years of experience group.
This pandemic has raised the ratio of remote jobs in the past few years and the ticket to success lies within it. Though getting a remote job is not as tough as it might sound, all it requires for you to have some of these certain skillsets just like if you’re good at writing then you might consider yourself in content writing and if you’ve strong analytical capability and good knowledge of social media then Digital marketing is the one for you.
Showcasing these skillsets will make your resume apart from the others and it will definitely help you in finding the most suitable job to enlighten you.