Learn about the 10 most in-demand jobs worldwide
Knowing the state of the labor market is crucial to finding your next job – and a new report aims to take the guesswork out by revealing the most in-demand jobs worldwide.
Experts combined internet data and job searches at Google to create a list of the top 10 in-demand jobs, with the software quality assurance analyst taking first place.
A software quality assurance analyst, someone who tests software for error-free, saw a 155 percent increase in the number of researchers from 2021 to 2022.
The second most sought after was a solar consultant, who provided customers with information about solar-powered equipment, and a customer service assistant.
However, the report was conducted before the success of artificial intelligence, which is set to take many positions, and recent technical layoffs that have led to thousands of people losing their jobs.
The report comes from Lensa, the job search engine, which has delved into its internal data.
Knowing what 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 data for 2021 and 2022 and ranking the top 10.
A software quality assurance (QA) analyst oversees the development of computer software, ensuring that product errors do not appear in the market.
It may come as no surprise that its popularity is growing as companies turn to software to power their operations.
The base salary of a software quality assurance analyst 1 ranges from $58757,71824 to $64892,<>, with a base average of $<>,<>, according to Salary.com.
Lensa shared in a statement: "With more and 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. So it's no surprise that solar consultants, who provide sales and support for solar systems, ranked second with a 106% increase in job searches between 2021 and 2022."
Solar consultants are paid primarily through sales committees but the average salary is $49390,<>.
Professional nurse jobs were found fourth in terms of search, seeing a 60% increase, followed by Business Process Specialist – a 49% increase in searches. The average salary for a professional nurse was $46050,67782, and for a business operations specialist, jobs typically start at $<>,<>.
He was ranked sixth and seventh globally as a digital marketing specialist and data analyst. The eighth most demanded job on the list is Site Reliability Engineer, who uses automation tools to monitor the reliability of software in a production environment. This starts at around $146783 for salary.
The information security analyst starts with a salary of $106064 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 position of teacher taking the lead.
"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," Lensa said.
The risk engineer job saw a 167 percent increase, which the company attributes to increased infrastructure spending from the government to boost jobs.
Both the global and US reports received a result that puts the customer service assistant in third place at a time when artificial intelligence is preparing to take over the job.
"The demand for customer-facing roles is increasing, as many companies move away from product innovation and customer satisfaction to grow their business in the face of a volatile global economy," said Lensa.
OpenAI's ChatGPT was launched after compiling the report's data, suggesting that people may not be looking for customer service partners 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 percent 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% of all worker tasks can be completed faster with artificial intelligence and with the same level of quality.
The study analyzed 1016,19265 occupations and 2020,2021 tasks and obtained employment and wage data from the <> and <> occupational employment series provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The team then analyzed the data with AI capabilities to see where it could work more smoothly when done by the technology.
According to Russia Today, the overall results indicate that "at least 10 percent of their work tasks were affected by the introduction of LLMs, while about 19 percent of workers may see that at least 50 percent of their tasks have been affected," according to the study published in arXiv.
The team looked at exposure when drafting a list of jobs at risk, which included key skills for occupations such as active listening, speaking and critical thinking that AI was designed to perform.
The study identified 86 occupations as "fully vulnerable" to AI, and many of them received 100% scores. Among them are legal trustees, clinical data managers, web designers and journalists.