Jobs do not disappear; they’re simply redefined!
Data science though is a booming industry, it has already started to replace legacy engineering job roles in the U.S. There were more than 50% of this year’s job opportunities that listed job-related to the development or the engineering field.
According to LinkedIn’s 3rd annual 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, they have come up with the listing of top 15 merging jobs in nearly 11 nations making AI specialists the topmost in the list.
Let us have a glance at some of the other emerging jobs in 2020: –
- Artificial intelligence specialist
- Robotics engineer
- Data scientist
- Full-stack engineer
- Site reliability engineer
- Customer success specialist
- Sales development representative
- Data engineer
- Behavioural health technician
- Cybersecurity specialist
- Back-end developer
- Chief revenue officer
- Cloud engineer
- Product owner
AI specialists – the hottest job in 2020
Experts in the field of AI will be in luck this year (2020).
Based on a LinkedIn study, a prediction is made stating the demand for AI specialists grew by 74% within the past five years. However, the report didn’t specify the number of job opportunities.
According to Indeed, machine learning engineer jobs grew to 344% between 2015 to 2018 with a base salary compensation of nearly USD 146, 085 annually.
Top cities that hit the demand for AI specialists includes names such as: –
- New York
- Los Angeles
- Francisco Bay Area
Top industries for you to settle for AI jobs: –
- Information technology
- Higher education
- Consumer electronics
- Computer software
Most of the common job titles that AI specialists had to label themselves with titles like a research assistant, data engineer, software engineer, and data scientist. What does this mean for someone looking to grab a job in the AI field? In simple terms, professionals are trying to upgrade themselves by changing job roles and acquiring other skillsets to better position themselves for the AI boom.
AI making strides in the news headlines
- How updated are you with Amazon?
Amazon is looking forward to becoming the supermarket titan causing traditional grocers to invest and experience the latest cutting-edge technology such as automated warehouse systems and shelf scanning robots. Talking about backrooms, it is said that there will be some automated warehouses that will help in preparing online grocery orders. This will truly eliminate the requirement of a huge army of human shoppers who generally troll the aisle in harvesting products along with other related services.
- Looking for big bucks?
A Chinese startup named SenseTime came up with a specialization in facial recognition said it could make near about USD 750 million sales during the fiscal year 2019, a report by Reuters. Although the sales have gone down within the past years, the company still makes a huge amount of money despite being on the blacklist by the US government.
The tech industry is seeing a high rise for such expert professionals in the AI realm. Despite the demand for these job roles, companies still find it tough to hire the right talent for the job.
Notably, individuals are seeking AI certifications from some of the credible certification programs that are available online.
This strong demand for artificial intelligence puts AI specialists on the topmost list of the hottest jobs in 2020. As companies and top employers scramble for the right AI talent, they’re doing all they can to grab the most desirable candidate for their firm.
While there have been predictions that clearly states AI is here to steal our jobs, it isn’t. However, to stay future-ready, all tech professionals need to keep updating their skillsets and change according to the trends taking place in the job market.