COVID graphicIs the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us? As states and businesses reopen, many hope so, even as the country braces for a potential second wave while researchers work furiously to create a vaccine and make testing more reliable and widely available.

Life will never go back to the way it was, however, and that simple fact carries with it lasting repercussions on businesses and the economy. Many jobs, particularly in the service and hospitality industries, will not return.

Related: These are the 10 industries hardest-hit by COVID-19

For many Americans, whether they’ve been affected by layoffs and furloughs or not, the pandemic has them rethinking their career. According to a recent survey from WalletHub, some 73.5 million Americans will look for a more pandemic-proof job–which is maybe not the best decision.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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