October 30, 2020
college programs post pandemic careers at NHTI

Updated post: 2022-06-16

We are coming out of COVID-19, but you can emerge even stronger with NHTI Concord’s Community College. Check out here our 5 college programs to build a successful career after the pandemic

In this article and infographic, you will find how Career-oriented professionals today can expand their knowledge, learn marketable skills, and gain power in terms of salary, promotions, and even complete career changes as our world evolve into the new normal. 

But first …

Some facts about unemployment, education, and pandemic in the US. 

Did you know:

The best-kept secret to post-pandemic success: adding skills

Though these numbers seem dire, this scenario presents the best-kept secret to post-pandemic success: adding skills now can increase your marketability to employers as the nation and unemployment rates look to recover.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the U.S. hard and fast, fundamentally changing the way we shop, eat, work, and learn.

As college students of all ages enter academia to create more and better opportunities for themselves and their families, their choice of courses, careers, and even schools is under heavy scrutiny. 

What is this new-traditional student sector to do in a world of shifting professional expectations, transitioning societal habits, and the recalibration of online learning? 

Adaptation is driving students’ decisions to pursue higher education, but what will the evolution look like for these future workers?

We prepared an infographic to download that visually explain these skills and career opportunities for 2022, or you can continue reading here.

4 premium skills sets that are emerging in the new normal 

  • Digital Transformation

As technology reliance increases, so too does the demand for employees who can transform a business into a strong digital presence.  

  • E-commerce

When we couldn’t go out, we shopped online. Those who optimize e-commerce platforms are the backbone of businesses looking to make the sales transition.

  • Math 

Analysts of all types are needed to interpret the massive amounts of online data and translate the numbers into impactful business decisions

  • Information Technology 

Everything from online security to software development is included in this category, as those who know how to make tech work are going to thrive.

COVID-19 created more than just health problems. Even today, with unemployment on the rebound in some sectors, jobless numbers are still unprecedented as we struggle with health, wellness, job, and financial security, and societal instability. 

But with these struggles comes opportunity

Academic institutions around the country – not just your local elementary school – are adapting programs and operations to make education more accessible. 

Government programs are easing the financial burden of college-level degrees and certificate programs. 

Workplaces are evolving to accept more technological solutions to solve modern problems. 

And these factors are converging to benefit motivated workers willing to gain impactful skill sets as the shown above. But what about proof pandemic careers? 

4 core proof pandemic areas for developing a career 


These essential workers are the foundation of the U.S. healthcare system. Their skill sets are highlighted in times of increased health awareness and aging populations.

Software Development

They make our gadgets and sites work and bring organizations to the next level, adding increased functionality and features to grow business.

Green Technology 

When we all sheltered in place and the environment responded in kind, our attention to climate change and green solutions came to the forefront.

Health Counselors 

From anxiety to substance abuse, counselors help to struggle, at-risk populations adapt to modern life and bring compassion to treatment.

NHTI – Concord’s Community College gives you the advantage you need to earn the job you want.

We browse more than 90 degree and certificate programs in all of the top fields and we allow you to accommodate your new-traditional life with daytime, evening, online, remote, and hybrid classes in 16- and 8-week sessions.

With NHTI’s tutoring services, residential life, dining options, and mental health counseling, you can stay focused on your educational and career goals while safely expanding your community and wellness.

Prepare Today for Success Tomorrow: 5 college programs at NHTI to keep in mind 

As part of this article, we selected 5 college courses at NHTI that are excellent choices for this new normal in 2022. 

You can explore the salary expectations on the different levels of experience and the possibilities for a deeper roadmap in the career development 

Electronic Engineer 

Time investment: 2-4 years 

Growth: 3% through 2029 

Salary Expectations

  • Entry Level: $39,800
  • Experienced: $54,700 
  • Advanced: $80,600

Learn electronic engineering tech theory and skills using state-of-the-art lab equipment from instructors with advanced degrees and industry experience. 

Post-program job placement is excellent. Earn your associate degree at NHTI – or use our N.H. Dual Admission program to transfer to UNH’s BS program.

Addiction Counselor 

Time investment: 2-4 years 

Growth: 25% through 2029 

Salary Expectations: 

  • Entry Level: $28,400 
  • Experienced: $43,300 
  • Advanced: $72,600 

Help friends, family, and others struggling with substance abuse. 

Earn your associate degree in Addiction Counseling of Human Service at NHTI – or explore our Substance Abuse Treatment certificate programs. 

We also offer NHTI micro-credentials in Understanding Addiction and Certified Recovery Support. 

Game Developer 

Time investment: 2-4 years

Growth: 21% through 2029 

Salary Expectations: 

  • Entry Level: $62,000 
  • Experienced: $108,000
  • Advanced: $160,000 

You can earn associate degrees in Animation and Game Programming or a certificate in Entry-Level, Advanced, and IT Software Development, plus other IT certificates.

Use our N.H. Dual Admission program to start at NHTI and transfer to a 4-year USNH college to finish your bachelor of science degree.

Financial Analyst 

Time investment: 2-4 years

Growth: 32% through 2029 

Salary Expectations: 

  • Entry Level: $50,600 
  • Experienced: $79,000 
  • Advanced: $138,600 

Help businesses make better financial decisions with NHTI’s associate degree in Accounting, plus our Basic and Advanced Accounting certificates.

If you want to continue on, our N.H. Dual Admission program allows you to start at NHTI and transfer to a 4-year USNH college to finish your bachelor’s degree.

NHTI has everything you need to emerge from the pandemic stronger, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

The benefits of starting now an associate degree in a community college

How much does community college cost?

$215/credit = $6,500/year 

The tuition at NHTI is the lowest in N.H., and the New England Regional Student program enables a resident of a New England state to enroll in a public college or university in the six-state region at 50% above in-state tuition for all of NHTI’s programs – that’s $323/ credit!

This represents a $61,600 in savings for students and their families

Transfer from community college to university

Earning your NHTI associate degree and then transferring to a USNH 4-year college or university through our N.H. Dual Admission Program can really save tuition costs to lower your student debt


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