By Kelly Gauthier, Data Science Recruiter

For decades, we’ve heard about how computers are going to take our jobs. Today, the conversation has switched to how artificial intelligence is going to take our jobs. However, AI isn’t so much of a threat as it is an opportunity – a big one! It’s a career path you should consider. AI jobs are on the rise and there are countless positions companies are looking to fill.

AI Career Opportunities Are on the Rise


If what is happening in the U.S. job market is any indication what will happen with Canadian organizations, AI jobs are growing by leaps and bounds. According to CompTIA, jobs in tech rose by 63% between January and September of 2018.

In terms of specific positions, the survey found:

  • Blockchain positions were up 423 percent
  • Artificial intelligence jobs were up 149 percent
  • Robotics jobs were up 23 percent

AI Still in Its Infancy

One of the main reasons AI jobs are so appealing, outside of the sheer volume of positions, is that AI is still in its infancy. Many companies are still figuring out how to use it or using it at a very basic level. AI is being used in all types of industries for many different functions and purposes. It’s used for manufacturing, decision making, research, data analysis, and more.

Accord to an Optimized Workforce study, about one-third of workers are already exposed to some form of AI, and the need for employees to have AI experience is only going to increase in the years to come.

With the industry in a growth phase, professionals in technology, business, marketing, and many industries have the opportunity to get in now and be an early adopter to find their path within AI before this profession becomes saturated.

What Types of AI Roles Are in Demand?

Here are some of the top in demand AI jobs:

  • AI architect
  • AI researcher
  • AI product manager
  • Data scientist
  • Software engineer
  • Consultant

More About the Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Learn more about the impact AI is having on hiring, recruiting and career opportunities by reading these blogs by our expert recruiters:

How Companies Can Leverage AI to Dramatically Reduce Hiring Time (Without Sacrificing Quality)

How Accounting Professionals Can Prosper in the Age of AI

How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact Marketing Jobs?


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Ross Campbell Toronto Recruiter

Ross Campbell

Ross Campbell is a Partner and Practice Lead, Financial Services & Insurance with IQ PARTNERS. Celebrating over 10 years of management consulting experience in executive search, recruitment, and training in Canadian financial services and insurance companies, Ross thrives on the belief that business can be done significantly better by investing in the right people.

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