I have been running Career Counseling Connecticut for 15 years.  I started at the time of the Great Recession.  At the time, I was monitoring career trends and commented to several media outlets that we were undergoing more career change as a society than at any time in history.  Yes, even more than the Industrial Revolution which was a relatively slow burn of 75 years.

I started college with a typewriter and no Internet.

As the world continues to evolve, so does the job market. New technologies, changing consumer demands, and a shift towards remote work have all led to the emergence of new job trends. In this article, we’ll explore some of the top job trends to watch out for in 2023.

  1. Digital Marketing Digital marketing has been on the rise for several years, but it’s expected to grow even more in 2023. With the increase in e-commerce and online businesses, the demand for digital marketing experts is high. The ability to create engaging content, analyze data, and use social media platforms are some important skills needed for a career in digital marketing.

  2. Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing industries such as healthcare, finance, and retail. As a result, there is a growing demand for professionals who can develop, implement, and maintain AI systems. A background in computer science, mathematics, or engineering is key for those seeking a career in AI.

  3. Cybersecurity With the rise of cyber threats, companies are investing more in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity professionals are responsible for protecting the company’s digital assets, employees, and customers from cyber attacks. A background in computer science, information technology, or cybersecurity is needed for this career.

  4. Healthcare The healthcare industry is always in demand, but COVID-19 has highlighted the need for healthcare workers even more. From nurses to doctors to medical assistants, the demand for healthcare professionals is high. Additionally, the pandemic has led to an increase in telemedicine, which has created new job opportunities.

  5. Data Science Data science is a field that involves analyzing and interpreting data to solve complex problems. With the growing amount of data being generated, there is a high demand for data scientists. A background in computer science, mathematics, or statistics is necessary for this career.

  6. Remote Work The pandemic has led to a shift towards remote work, and it’s likely that this trend will continue in 2023. Companies are now hiring remote workers from all over the world, which has created new job opportunities. Remote work requires strong communication skills, time management skills, and the ability to work independently.

My college’s commencement speaker used the cliche: the only constant is change.  He was right in relation to careers.