Knowing the state of the job market is critical to finding your next job - a new report aims to take the guesswork out by revealing the most in-demand jobs around the world.
Experts aggregated internet data and Google job searches to create a list of the top 10 most in-demand jobs, with Software Quality Assurance Analyst ranked first.
A software quality assurance analyst, a person who tests software for errors, saw a 155% increase in the number of researchers from 2021 to 2022.
The second most searched for was a solar consultant, who provided customers with information about solar powered equipment, and a customer service assistant.
However, the report was made before the success of artificial intelligence, which is set to take over many jobs, and recent tech layoffs that have led to thousands of people losing their jobs.
The report comes from Lensa, the job search engine, which dug deep into its internal data.
Knowing which jobs are in demand usually helps people find better salaries and benefits and more stability in their next position.
They then calculated the percentage increase in job searches, comparing 2021 and 2022 data and ranking the top 10.
A Software Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst oversees the development of software, ensuring that no faulty product appears in the market.
It may come as no surprise that its popularity has increased as companies turn to software to power their operations.
The base salary for a Software Quality Assurance Analyst 1 ranges from $58,757 to $71,824, with a base average of $64,892, according to Salary.com.
Lensa shared in a statement: “With more people concerned about the impact of their daily lives on the environment, the job market in the renewable energy sector has expanded rapidly in recent years. It is therefore not surprising that solar consultants, who provide sales and support for solar energy systems, rank second with 106% increase in job searches between 2021 and 2022.
Solar consultants are paid mainly through sales commissions, but the average salary is $49,390.
The fourth most searched occupational nurse job was found, which saw a 60% increase, followed by Business Operations Specialist - this saw a 49% increase in searches. The median salary for a professional nurse was $46,050, and for a business operations specialist, positions typically start at $67,782.
He was ranked sixth and seventh globally, specializing in digital marketing and data analyst. The eighth most in-demand position on the list is a Site Reliability Engineer, who uses automation tools to monitor the reliability of software in a production environment. This starts at about $146,783 for the salary.
An information security analyst starts with a salary of $106,064 per year, and a cloud engineer who manages cloud computing ranks ninth and tenth on the list.
The report also focuses on the most in-demand jobs in the United States, with the teacher position at the top.
“The country is currently facing a high demand for teachers as many of them leave the profession thanks to low wages and stressful working conditions,” said Lensa.
The risk engineer job saw a 167% increase, which the company attributes to increased infrastructure spending from the government to boost employment.
And both the global and the American report got a result that puts the customer service assistant in third place, amid a time when artificial intelligence is preparing to take over this job.
“The demand for customer-facing roles is growing, as many companies move away from product innovation and focus on customer satisfaction to grow their businesses in the face of a volatile global economy,” said Lensa.
OpenAI's ChatGPT was launched after the report's data was compiled, indicating that people may not be looking for customer service associates as a job position in 2023.
The company and researchers at the University of Pennsylvania released a study in March, warning that AI systems will affect 80% of jobs in the US, with financial advisors, brokers, insurance companies and data processors at the top of the list.
The team found that about 15 percent of all workers' tasks could be completed faster by AI and with the same level of quality.
The study analyzed 1,016 professions and 19,265 tasks and obtained employment and wage data from the 2020 and 2021 occupational employment series provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The team then analyzed the data with AI capabilities to see which areas could work more smoothly when done with the technology.
The overall results indicate that "at least 10% of their work tasks were affected by the introduction of LLMs, while about 19% of workers could see that at least 50% of their tasks were affected," says the study published in arXiv.
The team considered exposure when drafting a list of jobs at risk, which included the core skills of occupations such as active listening, speaking and critical thinking that Ai was designed to perform.
The study identified 86 professions as being "fully exposed" to AI, and many had scores of 100%. Among them are legal secretaries, clinical data managers, web designers and journalists.
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