As business shifts to remote work, education turns to online courses and virtual classrooms, and traditional-care settings adapt to telemedicine, we anticipate how these changes will impact our near future. We don’t know for sure what life will bring after the virus. Unforeseen job cuts in the tech industry still have many Americans reeling. However, as a result of these changes, we can anticipate to continue leveraging technology to support our daily lives. Here’s our guide to life after the coronavirus for tech professionals and ideas on which avenues to take.

The Societal Reliance on Technology

Telemedicine

Out of necessity, hospitals and health systems shifted their services to remote medical care. Telemedicine is not new and has long been a part of many healthcare systems, offering a cost-efficient and convenient solution to traditional-care settings. In the time of this global pandemic, there has been and will continue to be a rise in telemedicine. Remote office visits have increased globally, due to the traditional- care settings overwhelmed by the pandemic.  

“For years, telemedicine has lingered on the sidelines as a cost-controlling, high convenience system. Out of necessity, remote office visits could skyrocket in popularity as traditional-care settings are overwhelmed by the pandemic.”- Ezekiel J. Emaunuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

life after the coronavirus where patient continues to use telemedicine

Online Learning and Remote Work

As the world quickly adapts to the changes of the pandemic, industries across the board leverage technology to continue their operations. Online tools, such as the video conferencing app Zoom, are now being used by millions of people for work and leisure. For hospitals, universities, schools, and businesses, video conferencing plays a crucial role in continuing to support remote work. With a remote, home-based workforce, remote desktop technologies have become an essential tool for businesses to continue their operations. Cloud capacity will continue to support infrastructure now and life after the coronavirus. 

“Not every job can be done remotely, many people are learning that the difference between having to put on a tie and commute for an hour or working efficiently at home was always just the ability to download one or two apps plus permission from their boss. Once companies sort out their remote work dance steps, it will be harder—and more expensive—to deny employees those options.” – Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor-in-chief of Reason magazine.

A Guide to the Future Tech Industry

Jobs In-Demand Now

One out of four Americans lost a job or suffered a pay cut. This shocking statistic affects almost every job and every industry. Only months ago, American employment was at an all-time high. This unprecedented job loss caused monumental damage to the economy. However, as the coronavirus spread to every state, the demand for certain jobs surged.

Unsurprisingly, the mass majority of this surge consists of positions in healthcare. Registered nurses are needed to help with screenings, new patients suffering from the COVID-19 and older patients experiencing other medical issues. In addition, respiratory therapists have crucial demand in every hospital with coronavirus patients. Outside the patient settings, researchers and scientists play a vital role in discovering new information.

Government officials, healthcare organizations, media outlets, and investors continue to share information pertaining to COVID-19. Therefore, data plays an incredibly important role. Data specialists must analyze outbreak rates and economic activity to understand level of severity.

data specialist looking at a coronavirus graph interpreting data

Technology After the Coronavirus

As cloud capacity continues to support infrastructure, life after the coronavirus will rely more heavily on digital communication. At this day and age, this seems like an understatement. Industries everywhere were reluctant to heavily implement virtual communication. Businesses used it as necessary. However, if they could avoid it, they did. Doctors offices still had patients, schools still contained students, and companies still held in-person meetings. Businesses built state-of-the-art offices with cafes, collaboration rooms, and project spaces. Even with the latest technology possible, tradition prevailed.

However, as the numbers begin to decrease, the coronavirus will not immediately disappear. Many predictions indicate it may come in seasonal waves. Life has officially begun adopting to the new societal norm. Once the norms sets in, old traditions will no longer be the norm. This doesn’t necessarily mean that restaurants, offices, and schools will no longer exist. Instead, it means that digital communication technologies such as Zoom and telemedicine will continue to play a vital role in life after the coronavirus.

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