Has COVID-19 Opened Up New Careers in Safety?

The pandemic brought a lot of pain and heartaches. Far too many people lost loved ones. Hardworking employees lost their jobs. Business owners have to close down stores that the nurtured and loved. But like many things, we have to find a silver lining and in terms of the pandemic, there are new career opportunities that opened wide.

One of these careers has something to do with safety and health. People are more concerned than ever about their safety and the safety of their families. Some of the top keyword searches on Google are about sanitation, safety, health, and PPE. All these have something to do with preventing the spread of the coronavirus.


Everywhere you go, establishments require you to carry a sanitizer with you. Health experts themselves are advising people to always wash their hands or use alcohol when water and soap are unavailable. In some establishments, the business owners even have a sanitation area where the customers can sanitize their hands and even their things.

In your own homes, how are you preventing the spread of the virus? Aren’t you single-mindedly attacking this virus the way you protect your home against fire and water damage? Because you want to protect your property against fire, didn’t you install a fire or smoke-monitoring system?

It’s the same thing with sanitation. People will soon need sanitation experts. These people will set up the sanitation area in an establishment or a residential property. Like with fire, water, and home security, there will be protocols to follow and careers will soon flourish under this new necessity.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Not too long ago, personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to plain white bunny suits that cover a researcher, scientist, doctor, or chemical hazard handler from head to toe. Who knew that it might soon be the norm when you want to do the grocery? Some people are opting to wear PPE when they go out so that it mostly covers them from head to toe. PPEs are made from a mix of cotton and polyester that renders the material waterproof.

Today, even big brand names are putting their names on PPEs. People also want their PPEs to be a bit fashionable than plain white and boring. Those who work in the hospital can certainly use a pop of color in their PPEs. Soon, people are going to be designing PPEs and face masks rather than wedding gowns. There’s a slew of designers right now who are making PPEs more fun and exciting.


Deep Cleaning

People don’t only need to protect themselves from the coronavirus. They also have to make sure that their immune systems can handle the virus in case they got sick. That’s why it’s more important than ever to practice proper hygiene and to deep-clean the house. There are many hidden dangers in a house—molds, mildew, dust, grime, pests, toxins in the air, etc.—that could harm one’s health.

Although professional deep cleaning services are already a trend these days, there’s more growth waiting for the industry in the future. People now realized how important it is to boost one’s immune system. They are going to invest in making sure their homes are a haven for their families.

This means that that professional cleaning services both for commercial and residential property are going to be a hit in the coming months. Homeowners are not going to be satisfied cleaning their own homes. They’ll want professionals to certify that their homes are free from things that can weaken their immune systems.


Businesses will certainly want to make sure their offices and shops have proper ventilation. Studies showed that the lack of ventilation and failure of air to circulate properly can spread the virus faster. A lot of businesses will begin reaching out to architects and engineers who can redesign their buildings to allow for the better flow and circulation of indoor air.

There will also be technicians specializing in heater, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Homeowners are going to be more concerned about the integrity and quality of the air they breathe indoors. Businesses are going to focus on creating jobs that will take care of the ventilation in one’s office, store, or home.

It’s only a matter of time before the world goes back to normal, or to the new normal. With many career opportunities on the horizon, people can get back on their feet and begin anew. A lot of these new opportunities, however, will require special skills and training. You have to make sure you’re up for the challenge.

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