While 2023 witnessed mass layoffs as organizations sought to cut costs, the scenario has improved in 2024 with better cost control and favorable interest rates. Earlier this month, LinkedIn released its report on the 25 fastest-growing roles in the U.S., highlighting AI consultants and AI engineers as two of the most demanded job roles.
The report emphasizes the importance of upskilling with relevant skills, considering that job requirements have changed by 25% over the past eight years. This rate of change is expected to increase to 65% by 2030, driven by the influence of AI.
Apart from AI Consultants (number 8) and AI Engineers (number 10), other highly demanded roles mentioned in the list include Chief Growth Officers, Government Program Analysts, Directors Of Revenue Operation, Sustainability Analysts, Advanced Practice Providers, Vice Presidents Of Diversity And Inclusion, And Recruiters.
AI consultants guide organizations in integrating AI into their business processes and products, possessing expertise in machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing (NLP). On the other hand, AI engineers are responsible for creating, implementing, and training AI models and algorithms.
They use programming languages to build intelligent systems capable of performing tasks traditionally relying on human intelligence, with key skills encompassing machine learning, deep learning, and NLP, similar to AI consultants.