Reskilling is vital in the post-Covid-19 world because of the large number of jobs being created that need a host of new skills. Here are 5 types of online courses you should check out along with examples from top institutes.

With the digital spree that we are on, education has completely moved on from the traditional set up and courses to all things online. Statistics, algorithm, analytics, artificial intelligence, customer experience, everything revolves around the facets of these terms.

Learning is essential at all times and even with Covid-19 on the prowl, education system has moved on to a new height where interest in online education and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are back into spotlight. Here are the post-Covid-19 courses you should look out for!

1. Covid-19 online course

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world hard and left everyone wondering how and what really this virus is. From scholars, scientists, doctors, professionals to common man, coronavirus is a mystery worth studying and universities across the world are offering varied courses for you to enroll in.

You can take up courses like COVID-19 Contact Tracing from Johns Hopkins University; COVID-19 Tackling the Novel Coronavirus from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine from international universities; within India Lucknow University, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), TCS-iON amongst others.

2. Healthcare professional courses

While students can take up the varied Covid courses, but budding healthcare professionals can also take up short to long professional courses and take a leap in their career this 2021.

Ranging from global health to nutrition, informatics to cardiac care, healthcare certificate courses cover a range of careers.

Typically lasting between a few weeks to 18 months, they’re less extensive than traditional nursing degrees including a Master’s of Science in Nursing and nurse practitioner programme — and tightly focused to provide lasting benefits for your career.

One can also take up courses on Covid like the Covid Skill Preparation Course; WHO short online courses; COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application; Bacterial Genomes: Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens; and the External Affairs Ministry has also announced a training programme on COVID-19 for healthcare professionals from SAARC countries.

3. Financial market courses

2021 will see a surge in financial markets and having a know-how of the field as an expert and knowing about market efficiency, behavioural finance, market microstructure, structure of interest rates, bond markets, and the management of bond portfolios, will be the need of 2021 where you will be able to give a detailed overview of many aspects of financial markets using real-world examples and cutting-edge research.

4. Online training courses

With everything being shifted to remote working and digital space, online learning related to mindfulness, cybersecurity, and hybrid tech capabilities has surged drastically.

Anxiety management, resilience training, stress management each saw more than a 1,000% surge with meditation and mindfulness training increasing by 886% and 784%, respectively.

Consumption of conflict management and interpersonal feedback courses increased by 890% and 686%, respectively. The technology and software industry also saw a more than 3,000% increase in listening skills courses.

In 2020, the consumption of business intelligence training increased 1,411% while Salesforce courses increased 664% and SAP courses saw a 428% surge.

For example, Google Sheets courses increased 858% while automation courses like PyTorch and TensorFlow increased 542% and 458%, respectively.

5. Entrepreneurship courses

With the pandemic setting in around the world, many jobs have been lost and people have turned their passions into profession for survival; thus, making entrepreneurship the need of the hour.

Learning How to Learn; Intro to Artificial Intelligence; Content Marketing Essentials; Google IT Support Professional Certificate Specialization; The Complete Crowdfunding Course for Kickstarter & Indiegogo are amongst a few courses to master the skill of entrepreneurship.

So if you have a concept in mind and want help shaping it into a viable business, start with this workshop on How to Come Up With Killer Business Ideas.