Top 10 Careers in Cannabis industry to Pay Attention to in 2020
Top 10 Careers in Cannabis industry: Cannabis is an industry and that means J.O.B galore! The Motley Fool, a private financial and investing advice company based in Alexandria, Virginia, predicts that between 2018 and 2023, the legal Cannabis industry will triple in revenue, reaching $30B. Growth means jobs!
We have already seen a boom in jobs:
• Indeed, an American worldwide employment-related search engine for job listings, reports triple digit growth in job postings since 2017.
• The Cannabis industry saw a 445% boost in job postings in the U.S.
• New Frontier Data, a company that provides data and analysis about the Cannabis industry, found that the legal cannabis market in the U.S, will create about 300K jobs by 2020.
Those that are looking to transition over into this booming industry- these 10 Cannabis careers are ones you should pay attention to throughout 2020:
• Dispensary Manager– The overseer of day to day dispensary operations and sales.
• Cannabis Grower/ Cultivator– The hands that work the Cannabis farm, in charge of growing the Cannabis plants.
• Bud trimmer– The specialists responsible for harvest: cutting/trimming the flowers from the stems.
• Cannabis Budtender– The smiling face behind the counter at dispensaries, similar to a bartender/sales associate.
• Extraction Technician– The person responsible for extracting oils/cannabinoids/ terpenes from the Cannabis plant.
• Edibles Chef– The kitchen master responsible for creating and infusing everyday favorites (candies, beverages, brownies), with Cannabis.
• Brand Manager– The event organizer, usually the face of the brand/company, responsible for promoting the company and their product(s).
• Recruiter– The person responsible for recruiting talent to fill open positions.
• Compliance Manager– The person responsible for guiding companies through the legal and regulatory landscape of this new and booming industry.
• Information Security Analyst– The technical systems and software specialist, responsible for protecting company data and keeping hackers away.
I interviewed Cannabis Staffing Group for a piece on Cannabis being an industry. I asked Director of Staffing, Janine Bush, her thoughts about the shortage of qualified candidates in the Cannabis Industry and what advice she had for job seekers:
“The industry is short on some staffing employees- but not all. It depends on the level of the position. Extraction and cultivation employees are not easy to find, but sales, IT, and the more traditional job candidates, are easier to find.
Job seekers need to do what necessary if they really want to be in the industry. This means taking some sort of certification/classes, relocating, or taking pay cuts to transition from their current industry to this one”.