AI-related careers are experiencing unprecedented growth and demand from cutting-edge technology companies to traditional sectors. This article presents 20 statistics about AI jobs that will blow you away, showcasing the immense opportunities and impact this field has on shaping our future workforce.
World Economic Forum AI Survey
According to the World Economic Forum's 2023 "Future of Jobs" survey, over 85% of organizations recognize that the increased adoption of new and frontier technologies [will drive] transformation within their field. AI penetrates traditional industries, disrupts established practices, and creates innovative solutions.
The World Economic Forum emphasizes reskilling, upskilling, and evaluating soft skills to navigate these changes successfully. As job roles evolve and new jobs emerge, reducing job loss will involve investing in education and training.
So prepare to be blown away as we explore the staggering insights that illustrate the extraordinary potential of AI in shaping the job landscape!
1- AI Control Systems Manager
Average Salary: $120,000 - $160,000 per year
Statistic: "A Deloitte study recently found that over 50% of organizations are planning on incorporating the use of AI and automation technologies in 2023." (1)
Companies implementing AI and automation are increasing exponentially! Control Systems Managers will oversee the development and implementation of these AI-driven automation and control systems.
While entire jobs in manufacturing may fade away during AI-based economic growth, managers will be instrumental. Their leadership will guide the teams of engineers that design and maintain advanced robotics and mechatronic systems.
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2- Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
Average Salary: $62,000 - $98,000 per year
Statistic: "Economists analyzed long-term trends around the uptake of automation in the workplace, noting that the number of robots in use worldwide increased threefold over the past two decades to 2.25 million." (2)
A Mechatronics Maintenance Technician is a skilled professional responsible for the upkeep, repair, and optimization of complex mechatronic systems used in manufacturing and industrial settings.
Combining mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering expertise, they play a crucial role in ensuring the seamless operation of automated machinery and robotic systems.
These manufacturing jobs focused on AI technology contribute to increased productivity and operational excellence in diverse industries. While artificial intelligence strides may make many manufacturing jobs obsolete, mechatronics will likely grow since it focuses on working with AI-powered machines.
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- Introduction to Mechatronics
- Mechatronics for Equipment Maintenance - Level II
- Mechatronics for Equipment Maintenance Level II - Virtual Lab
3- AI Data Engineers
Average Salary: $100,000 - $130,000 per year
Statistic: "Data engineers are new and rare. Just 18% of companies have a data team, and less than 6% of companies have a data engineer or team." (Data Engineer Hiring Report from LinkedIn)
AI Data Engineers specialize in designing, building, and maintaining the data infrastructure to support AI applications. They work with big data technologies, pipelines, and cloud platforms to ensure data availability and accuracy.
Consider learning data engineering to get ahead of the artificial intelligence tech curve. "Today... 6,500 people on LinkedIn call themselves data engineers. In San Francisco alone, there are 6,600 job listings for this same title. The number of data engineers has doubled in the past year, but engineering leaders still face a significant shortage of data engineering talent." (3)