Do you believe that the New Year is the right time to get yourself a new boss (read job)? If yes, you are surely on the right page. According to Kamal Karanth, Managing Director, Kelly Services, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) will be the key skills in demand starting 2013.
- Analytics- This domain includes business analysts (IT Sector), analytics engineers and marketing research analysts. “Gathering information concerning consumer’s opinions, needs, desires, and tastes and compiling a sophisticated marketing intelligence is of great help to design successful marketing strategy for every company which keeps this profession in huge demand globally,” says Anil Raikundlia, Director – Talent Acquisition (India Region), Sitel. Demand will also be up for data scientists and analytical professionals for KPOs, ITES, BFSI and Healthcare sector, added Sunil Goel, Director, GlobalHunt.
- Healthcare/Pharmaceutical- This domain includes doctors, paramedical staff, clinical health professionals, and diagnostic professionals. India is second largest populated country of the world after China. Therefore the country needs medical professionals in large numbers to take care of the health of the citizens. “Currently there is dearth of good medical professionals in India making this a much sought after profession,” informs Jacob Jacob, Chief People Officer, Apollo Hospitals. “In India, healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors with 10 to 12 percent growth each year.”
- Engineering-This domain includes mechanical, industrial, software, civil and electrical engineers. According to a research conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI), in the year 2013, engineering is amongst the top ten in-demand professions. In view of Rituparna Chakraborty, Vice President, Indian Staffing Federation and Senior Vice President and Co- Founder, Teamlease Services, “Demand for engineering professionals is largely driven by anticipated growth in hiring in manufacturing and infrastructure sector.”
- Software and Application Developers- This domain includes software developers (Applications & Systems) for the IT sector and mobile application developers. 70,872 jobs added since 2010 and had shown 7% growth globally. “We see a great demand for the Indian IT and software professionals at very high pay scale all over the globe,” reveals Deepak Kanistha, Managing Partner, Planman Consulting. There is a huge demand supply mismatch currently which ensures lucrative pay for the one who are experts in this profession.
- Sales & Marketing: This domain is self-explanatory and has dominance in every sector.This is one of those professions, which never goes out of fashion. Although the business environment remains cautious, there will be ongoing demand for junior to mid-level account management and sales roles in all sectors. Supporting the same, Sangeeta Lala, Senior VP & Co founder, TeamLease Services said, “Non Technical jobs will continue to show demand in sales and marketing positions across all sectors.”
Other professions, which are not in top five, but will continue their hiring spree in 2013 (as indicated by industry experts) are human resources, finance, banking, consultants, lawyers and the IT sector in niche functions such as mobility, usability, domain professionals, solution architects and data warehousing specialists. So, do check this list out before you plan to make your move in 2013.