Top 15 Pandemic Proof Jobs For 2021

The past few months have been a wake-up call to many when it comes to finances. If your career has been negatively affected by the pandemic, you’re not alone. Many people have found themselves struggling to make ends meet, and are now thinking about a career change to a field that’s more likely to remain stable throughout these changing times.

Many jobs have been shut down during this time, while others have flourished. Luckily, many people have found that it’s simple to transition from an industry destabilized by the pandemic to a career in an industry that has proven it’s ability to thrive in an emergency situation. Even if you’re not ready to make the switch to a new job just yet, this is a good time to think about the education you may need or the experience you’d like to gain before making a career transition.

Let’s take a look at some of the best careers for remote work, and what you can expect if you decide to make a transition to a new career path.

1) Accounting / Bookkeeping

Have you always had a “thing” for numbers? Are you looking for a career that has a continual growth opportunity? Then Bookkeeping & Accounting is the road to your success! In this program students will be able to perform the duties of an accounting clerk in any office, or work for a CPA. They will be able to perform Accounts Payable, Receivable, Payroll duties as well as a complete set of journals, books, and bank reconciliation. They will also be proficient in the most popular accounting software QuickBooks.

2) Customer Service

Customer service is a crucial buzzword in the corporate world today. Just about every company seems to understand just how important customer service is and many have started to find ways to improve and measure customer service. In this course we are going to look at what customer service is and isn't and identify how you can understand and provide good customer service. This course will show you how to give not just "good" or "average" service but great customer service.

3) Medical Office Specialist

Medical office specialists work in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations. Their duties include keeping medical records, greeting guests, handling billing procedures and maintaining the front office. There are many different names for medical office specialists, including medical billing and coding specialists, medical office assistants and medical secretaries. They have similar duties, and educational programs may overlap. Individuals who aspire to the profession can enroll in a medical office specialist certificate program. Students enrolled in a medical office specialist certificate program develop basic computer, keyboarding, business and filing skills. They also learn about various medical diseases and treatments, medical terminology, patient intake procedures and medical recordkeeping techniques. Most programs offer training in medical coding, which allows individuals to transform medical procedures into codes for billing and insurance purposes. Voluntary certification is available in this field.

4) Medical Administrative Assistant

The Medical Administrative Assistant is a versatile professional.

The duties that medical assistants perform vary not only from office to office, but even within the same office.

Medical assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals including physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, and others.

5) Electronic Health Records

One of the most important tasks in the practice of medicine is managing information. Whether it's about a patient or about the latest developments in treating disease.

An Electronic Health Record is a computerized lifelong heathcare record for an individual that incorporates data from all sources that provide treatment for an individual.

The days of paper files are coming to an end, jump on board this growing field.

6) Electronic Billing & Coding

This course offers each student the basic knowledge and skills needed to understand Insurance Billing and Medical Coding. Beginning with CPT/HCPCS coding and modifiers. Later in the course you'll learn ICD-9-CM and a look at the future of coding ICD-10-CM and PCS.

Students will learn the Correct Coding Initiatives, Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, symbols, acronyms, and conventions used in coding. Principal vs. Primary Diagnosis, and DRG assignment. Insurance Billing with in Practice Management software. Billing for Professional services and supplies, and a look at Hospital Billing.

7) Cisco Certified Specialist

CISCO SYSTEMS INC. IS THE WORLDWIDE LEADER in networking for the Internet. The company was founded in 1984 by two computer scientists from Stanford University seeking an easier way to connect different types of computer systems. ​ Cisco Systems shipped its first product in 1986 and is now a multi-national corporation, with over 35,000 employees in more than 115 countries. Today, Cisco solutions are the networking foundations for service providers, small to medium business and enterprise customers which includes corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions.

Cisco's networking solutions connect people, computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system. ​

If anyone can lay claim to a 'heritage' in an industry as young as global networking, then it is Cisco. Not only does 85 percent of Internet traffic travel across Cisco's systems, we also use the Internet to run our own business online, from product orders and inventory management through to staff communications and travel expenses. ​ So as you explore the possibilities for your business, start at the beginning. Cisco Systems built the Internet so we know exactly what it takes to get your business online. Take advantage of our experience and knowledge to get the Internet working effectively for your business.

8) Comptia Certified Specialist

This hands-on instructor led course teaches students the skills of a PC repair technician. You will learn the components of the computer, Desktop Windows Operating System, Security, & Networking, as well as diagnose & troubleshoot equipment.

This hands-on instructor led course teaches students for the Network+ Certification exam. You will learn the components of the Network System, as well as diagnose and troubleshoot them. Administration, Security and setup are covered.

Books and Test Preps are provided and these courses focus on real world knowledge and practical skills for the workforce. Pre and Post assessments & E-learning provided.

9) Microsoft Applications Specialist

Microsoft Office products help improve work efficiency with user friendly features that enable easy and secure information sharing. Microsoft Office products provide resources for professional presentation of data that is compatible with most operating systems.

Whether you are looking to expand your Microsoft Office skills for personal use, embarking on a new career, or working towards career advancement, New Horizons has the Microsoft Office training that you are looking for.

10) Green Technology

LEED Green Associate Certification - This instructor led course prepares students for the LEED GA Certification exam and Green Building Technologies. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system which provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at increasing performance, reducing waste, and improving quality of life.

This course focuses on real world knowledge and practical skills for the workforce.

11) Website Design

This program is designed to help you become proficient with common software applications in the Microsoft and Adobe Suites, alongside Internet applications. This program enables you to apply for positions in Marketing, Graphics, Office Management, and Web Design.

Adobe Dreamweaver Graphics Applications and Web Specialist Program is a course that provides web designers with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to build and manage dynamic web sites using industry standard for professional web development and design. This class introduces the student to the fundamentals of Dreamweaver with an emphasis on best practices and current web standards. Students will learn how to use the latest features of Dreamweaver for design and connecting to a database.

12) Graphic Design

Since the onset of the pandemic, many people have been ordering products online that they would typically buy in a store. This means that packaging is a key aspect of the product experience. Companies are working to enhance their user experience by enhancing their packaging, and this means that there’s a high need for designers. For people who are experienced using design software, working as a designer is one of the best remote careers available. When you work as a remote designer, you get to work on your own time, during whatever hours make the most sense for you creatively.

Looking to learn Photoshop fast? Taking an Adobe Authorized Photoshop training class will get that job done in a matter of hours. 120 hours that is. Receive Hands-on, instructor-led, classroom based Photoshop training, it's fast, easy, fun and effective.

Professional, top notch imagery is critical in differentiating your creative work from the others. Photoshop is a foundation tool for most creative projects and effective designers know Photoshop well. This class is an easy and fun way to learn layer basics, photo retouching and image editing. If you want to create great images, this is the place to start. Go from beginning to advanced level at PITA.

Adobe Illustrator

Learn to produce better designs by mastering the pen tool and learning how to use the most powerful tool for Vector design in the graphic arts industry. You’ll be able to create logos, professional type effects, complex airbrush effects and impressive designs that unlock the artistic potential within you.

You will also learn to export and print and use customization tools and art-boards. Working with type, Using the interface are also covered.

Adobe Indesign

Standout layouts. Only with InDesign. Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading layout and page design software for print and digital media. Create beautiful graphic designs with typography from the world’s top foundries and imagery from Adobe Stock. Quickly share content and feedback in PDF. Easily manage production with Adobe Experience Manager. InDesign has everything you need to create and publish books, digital magazines, eBooks, posters, interactive PDFs, and more.

20 years of innovation. When InDesign debuted in 1999, publishing turned a page. The app moved design forward with its support for OpenType fonts, transparency features, and cloud-based collaboration and millions continue to make amazing things with InDesign.

13) Project Management

The more important a project, the more it needs a standardized system to plan and organize it to be completed efficiently. The Project Management Institute's PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is the industry-leading standard for verifying a project manager's ability to successfully shepherd project from the beginning to end. This study guide will prepare you to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project using project quality standards as laid out in the fourth edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

This series of courses will address all the objectives needed to pass the Project Management Professional Certifications 2009, E-learning and Mentored learning available for this course.

Audience: This series is for anyone preparing for the PMP certification

exam or anyone who wants an introduction to the principles and processes of Project Management. CAPM (Associate Certification also offered as a part of this course, for those who do not meet experience criteria for PMP.

14) Computer Programing

Computer programmers write, test, and maintain the detailed instructions, called programs that computers follow to perform their functions. Programmers also conceive, design, and test logical structures for solving problems by computer. Recent technical innovations in programming - advanced computing technologies and sophisticated new languages and programming tools, for example - have redefined the role of a programmer and elevated much of the programming work done today. There are well compensated positions for Application Programmers and Systems Programmers in consulting businesses, data processing firms and software houses. LV-PITA’S Computer Programming Career Track will teach you hands-on all of the skills needed to program in the industry's hottest programming languages: C++, C#, VB, .Net, Java, PHP and more.

Daytime, Evening, Weekend, and Live Online classes are beginning nationwide.

15) 3D Designer

AutoDesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 19 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use AutoDesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of Autodesk's 3D software customers is everywhere you look and LV-PITA is proud to teach AutoDesk courses that will allow you to be a successful addition to the AutoDesk family of creators.

Create stunning designs with AutoCAD® design and documentation software. Speed documentation and detailing work with productivity tools, and share your work with TrustedDWG™ technology. Connect your workflow across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.

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