New Study Reveals Career Change Statistics And Trends During The Pandemic

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New Study Reveals Career Change Statistics And Trends During The Pandemic
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The pandemic has forced many Americans to rethink their career choices including where and how people want to work. Many experts have referred to this period in time as the ‘Great Resignation’ with more and more Americans choosing to pursue new employment opportunities each day.

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Career Change Statistics And Trends

To learn more about the ever changing employment landscape in America, Elements Global Services performed a multi-level analysis that includes an analysis of Google Search Trends data for the most popular job and career related searches during the last 19 months as well as a survey of young workers from the Millennial and Gen Z generation to learn more about their views towards their careers and their current jobs.

The search trend analysis looked a hundred of search terms across eight unique categories to learn more about career change searches in the United States. The eight categories include jobs that focus on remote work, jobs for teenagers and other young workers, jobs for people who are retired, jobs that promote a healthy work life balance, jobs that pay well, jobs that require travel and jobs for people who introverted personalities. The search data was then broken down on a state by state level to see which states were searching the most for certain types of jobs during the pandemic.

Listed below is a more thorough breakdown of what the search trend analysis found:

The states with the most searches for people looking for remote work:

  1. Kentucky
  2. North Carolina
  3. Michigan
  4. Connecticut
  5. Ohio

The states with he most searches for jobs that have a healthy work/life balance:

  1. Connecticut
  2. Louisiana
  3. Utah
  4. Nevada
  5. Wisconsin

The states where people are most looking for jobs that help others:

  1. Utah
  2. Connecticut
  3. Oregon
  4. Arizona
  5. Kentucky

The states with the most people searching for high paying jobs:

  1. California
  2. Utah
  3. Louisiana
  4. Nevada
  5. Illinois

The states with people searching the most for jobs that are the best for introverts:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Virginia
  3. Washington
  4. Oregon
  5. Connecticut

The states with the most searches for jobs that require a lot of travel:

  1. Connecticut
  2. Utah
  3. Kentucky
  4. Oregon
  5. Alabama

The states with the most searches for people looking for advice on how to change careers:

  1. Oregon
  2. Connecticut
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Colorado
  5. Utah

The states with the most searches for jobs for people who are retired:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Connecticut
  3. Virginia
  4. Illinois
  5. New York

The states with the most searches for jobs for teenagers under the age of 16:

  1. Georgia
  2. South Carolina
  3. Maryland
  4. Ohio
  5. North Carolina

The Most Popular Career And Job Related Searches

The search trends analysis also looked at the most popular career and job related searches throughout the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic. Let’s examine the top 25 searches for jobs and careers over the past 19 months.

  1. Where are the jobs that pay well?
  2. What jobs hire people under the age of 14?
  3. What are the best jobs to work from home?
  4. What jobs hire people at the age of 14?
  5. What jobs hire people at the age of 15?
  6. What are the careers that pay the best?
  7. Which jobs make the most money by me?
  8. What are the best jobs for introverted people?
  9. What are the best jobs for teens to do?
  10. Which jobs are the most in demand currently?
  11. Are there jobs that hire at the age of 13?
  12. Which jobs pay the most by me?
  13. What are the best jobs for retirees?
  14. Are there jobs that hire at the age of 16?
  15. What are the best jobs for the future?
  16. What are the best jobs available online?
  17. Where can I find career advice?
  18. Are there jobs that hire at the age of 13?
  19. What are the jobs to work from home?
  20. How can I find careers that help people?
  21. Where are the jobs that pay more than 100k?
  22. What is the best way to change careers?
  23. What are the best careers for the future?
  24. What careers earn the most money over time?
  25. What are the best careers for people who are introverts?

It may not also be surprising to learn that most of the search terms above have seen increased interest during the COVID-19 pandemic with many rising over 100% when compared to the same searches over previous years.

On top of the career change data from Elements Global Services, they also found that priorities for what people what in a job/career have also shifted during the pandemic. American workers are most looking for jobs that have more meaning, jobs that have the ability to work remotely and jobs that pay more.

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