AI and machine learning have potential for limitless applicability in almost every field.
With increasing automation across technologysectors, old jobs are getting redundant. There are, however, skillsets and roles that are in demand as companies adapt to the digital world. While traditional roles are turning obsolete, new opportunities exist in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D printing, design thinking, block chain and cloud computing, according to TeamLease Services. “Let’s ignore the doomsayers and stay the course on preparing ourselves for the future potential in technology. And this preparation needs to be lifelong and not in spurts or driven by exigencies,” said Rituparna Chakraborty, executive V-P, TeamLease Services. “Already there are newer tech jobs evolving for which we are struggling to find the right skills”
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Role: Data Scientist
Who is hiring : Search engines, social networks, financial institutions, ecommerce cos, healthcare, engineering companies, retail analytics, mobile analytics, marketing agencies and data science vendors
Salary p.a .: Rs 6.2 lakh
Why the role is in demand: In spite of increased availability of highly refi ned data collection tools and analytics dashboards, there is still high demand for data scientists since they possess advanced skillsets in statistics and analytics, which is needed to clean and organise data before extracting valuable insights.
Role: Artificial Intelligence and Machine-Learning Developer
Who is hiring : Technology companies, production and manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, customer service, fi nance, construction
Salary p.a .: Rs 12 lakh
Why the role is in demand : AI and machine learning have potential for limitless applicability in almost every fi eld. Being an artifi cial intelligence and machine-learning developer compels understanding of the entire ecosystem that you’re designing for. This necessitates working with AI and machine components that run autonomously with minimal human supervision.
Role: 3D Designers
Who is hiring : Aerospace, animation and entertainment,automotive, consumer electronics, consumer goods, defence, dentistry, education,industrial machinery and manufacturing, among others
Salary p.a .: Rs 3.1 lakh
Why the role is in demand : 3D designers require high levels of creativity and fl exibility since the products that they work with require high level of customisation. It includes designing from scratch, understanding and analysing customer requirement, design thinking, creating unique products, analysing, reviewing and enhancing 3D designs for existing products portfolio, etc.
Role: UI/UX Designer
Who is hiring : Technology, enterprise, healthcare, automotive, industrial engineering, fashion industry
Salary p.a .: Rs 6.89 lakh
Why the role is in demand : UI/UX designers have the task of understanding customer problems and pain points, breaking down business goals, crafting testable hypotheses, designing the solution and then vetting the solution with customers.
Role: Blockchain Dev.
Who is hiring : Financial industry, technology companies, consumer products, manufacturing, technology, media, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences
Salary p.a .: Rs 3.9 lakh
Why the role is in demand : Blockchain developers enable transparent, tamper-proof systems that facilitate transactions between machines without going through a neutral central authority. With a steady rise of interest in the technology, there is an increased demand for adoption at multiple stages of blockchain, which impacts the skill requirement.
Role: Cloud Software Engg
Who is hiring : Tech manufacturing, fi n services, industrial manufacturing, telecom, automotive, aerospace, consumer products manufacturing, transport/logistics, retail, software, pharma, media, metals/mining
Salary p.a .: Rs 6.9 lakh
Why the role is in demand : The demand is expected to rise exponentially because more and more companies are implementing cloud technology and this is a crucial role in the loud computing ecosystem
Role: Cloud Project Manager
Who is hiring : Tech manufacturing, fi nancial services, industrial manufacturing, telecom, automotive, aerospace, consumer products manufacturing, transport/logistics, retail, computer software, pharma, media, metals/mining, energy/utilities
Salary p.a .: Rs 13.51 lakh
Why the role is in demand : Increasingly traditional positions such as project manager, business systems analyst, etc. are evolving into jobs that require their occupants to work in the cloud. The role requires familiarity with the trade-offs and design patterns of the cloud environment of the organisation.