Artificial intelligence has come a long way. It started as hype, and many wrote it off as is always the case with all flashy technology where hype normally leads the way. But it’s now taking off.
No longer the preserve of hypemasters, society is now up to speed and in fact, many professionals are worried that their jobs could be on the chopping board. Of course there is reason to be scared. But like with all things, there are always two sides of the coin. Instead of getting worried that your job will be ‘swallowed’ by AI, you can start to prepare to gradually transition and be well qualified for the jobs of tomorrow.
It’s true that AI will disrupt the career landscape, and it’s already doing so in some quarters. The Brookings Institution did an analysis back in 2019 which interestingly indicated that those who are currently better paid and educated could face the most disruption. Isn’t this ironic? A White House report released late 2022 raised the concern that there is the risk of excessive automation displacing many workers.This is the kind of disruption we are staring at.
On the positive side, Artificial Intelligence will create new job opportunities and redefine current ones. However, it will also pose new ethical challenges and obstacles. One of the biggest concerns is that machines will replace human workers. But AI advocates argue that AI will not replace human labor entirely but rather create new job opportunities and allow humans to focus on more complex and creative tasks.
So, what will the jobs of tomorrow look like? Let’s see
Top AI-driven jobs that will be in demand by 2030 and beyond
Here is a quick list of some of the top jobs that will be in demand in 2023 and beyond, thanks to Artificial Intelligence.
The rise of AI will create a need for skilled professionals who can analyze and interpret the vast amounts of data generated by AI systems. Data scientists will be responsible for extracting insights from raw data and developing algorithms to improve AI-driven applications. They will be the ones who can make sense of the data and turn it into actionable insights. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data science jobs will grow by 36 percent between 2021 and 20321. The current annual salary is approximately $100,910.
According to McKinsey’s Workforce Transition report, automation could displace between 400 million and 800 million people by 2030. But as automation takes over, specialists will be required to implement and supervise automated tasks, and therein lies the opportunity as you prepare for the future.
In other words the increasing implementation of automation systems across industries will create a demand for specialists who can design, test, and maintain these systems. Automation specialists will play a crucial role in ensuring that these systems are efficient and effective. They will be responsible for ensuring that the automation systems are running smoothly and that any issues are resolved quickly.
Moreover, as automation systems become more prevalent, businesses will need to invest in training programs to ensure that their employees are equipped with the necessary skills to work alongside these systems. This will create a demand for trainers who can teach employees how to effectively interact with automation technology. These trainers will be responsible for ensuring that employees are comfortable using the technology and that they understand how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
Virtual Reality Designers
According to Allied Market Research, the AR and VR market size in the U.S. alone is expected to grow by a GAGR of above 40% and pass $130 billion by 2030, signaling a huge growth in opportunities.
Virtual reality designers create the stunning and immersive worlds that we can explore through virtual reality (VR) technology. They are responsible for designing and building interactive experiences that transport us to places we could never visit in real life. Virtual reality technology is already being used in a variety of industries, including entertainment, education, healthcare, and even military simulations.
As AI continues to advance, it will fuel the development of more sophisticated VR technology. Virtual reality will become an even more integral part of our lives, from advanced gaming experiences to remote work environments. The medical field will also use VR to provide training and therapy to patients.
As AI becomes more prevalent, so do the threats of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity experts are responsible for safeguarding businesses and individuals against these threats. With the increase in AI-related attacks, businesses will be seeking cybersecurity experts who understand AI and can protect against advanced threats.
AI cybersecurity analysts and engineers will be in high demand as more businesses adopt AI-powered security solutions. AI security consultants will also be needed to help businesses integrate these solutions into their existing systems.
AI will change the job market in the coming years. While some jobs may be replaced by machines, new job opportunities will also arise.
However, as we pointed out earlier, what you need to do now is prepare for the shifting landscape, and adjust your skills over time. In a game where change is ultimately inevitable, flexibility makes the difference. So don’t sit and worry about a future where AI will replace your job and render you miserable. Instead, look at the trends and be that professional that will have an abundance of career choices. Sometimes all you need to do is make small adjustments, learn a new skill here and there and you’re good to go.