New technological innovations and their wide adoption in society are on the rise. AI is expected to impact economic growth, employment, and innovation throughout the economy. These advances made in AI are creating the need for trained staff in various aspects of the field.
We take a look at the top 10 jobs in AI, along with their salaries, according to Indeed.
10: Principal software engineer: $155,000
Principal software engineers provide technical guidance to development teams and oversee the technical aspects of all projects. Principal software engineers develop, document, and test software to ensure that the software meets the needs of end-users and achieves business goals. They diagnose, document, and troubleshoot systems to resolve problems, as well as implementing strategies to improve integration and efficiency.
09: Full stack developer: $108,730
Full-stack developers are experts in both the frontend and backend; so, the full-stack of technology that makes up a website. They are proficient in both frontend and backend languages and frameworks, as well as in server, network, and hosting environments. To get to this breadth and depth of knowledge, most full-stack developers will have spent many years working in a variety of different roles.
08: Senior data scientist: $127,500
This is job has a lot of elements to it and they oversee the work being completed by junior data analysts. The job involves conducting research, designing, implementing, and deployment of full-stack scalable data analytics as well as developing machine learning solutions to business issues that represent current challenges.
07: Software architect: $135,107
A software architect is an expert-level software developer who communicates with businesses and clients to design and execute solutions with a team of software engineers. A software architect makes executive software design decisions and they often act as a designer, developer, and communicator.
06: Software developer: $95,000
Software developers are responsible for designing, developing, installing, testing, and maintaining software systems. The job requires coding, designing, and building applications, websites, or mobile apps, and working with multiple programming languages such as HTML, Java, Microsoft, and SQL Server. Developers need to be able to understand client requirements and be able to provide recommendations for improving web, software, and mobile applications to ensure they meet user needs.
05: Software engineer: $100,000
Software engineering is a fast-moving area of technology with new developments always occurring. A software engineer is someone who applies computer science and engineering concepts to create software solutions, they understand why the code works, and the best, most efficient way to write it.
04: Data engineer: $122,060
Data engineers are responsible for finding trends in data sets and developing algorithms to help make raw data more useful to the enterprise. This IT role requires a significant set of technical skills, including a deep knowledge of SQL database design and multiple programming languages. Having such a wide expanse of knowledge allows them to work with data architects, database administrators, and data scientists. Essentially, data engineers are responsible for building a robust, integrated data infrastructure for an organistion.
03: Machine learning engineer: $125,000
Machine learning engineers are advanced programmers who develop artificial intelligence (AI) machines and systems that can learn and apply knowledge. They build programmes that control computers and robots. The algorithms developed by machine learning engineers enable a machine to identify patterns in its own programming data and teach itself to understand commands and even think for itself.
02: Senior software engineer: $120,000
Senior Software Engineer will develop information systems by studying operations; designing, developing, and installing software solutions; support and develop a software team. The Senior Software Engineer will lead a team of developers responsible for building new and support existing websites.
While IT firms lead the pack in hiring software engineers, government agencies, nonprofit organisations, healthcare facilities, transit and logistics companies, and every other business needs software.
01: Data scientist: $110,000
A data scientist is a professional responsible for collecting, analysing, and interpreting extremely large amounts of data. The data scientist role is a mix of several traditional technical roles, including mathematician, scientist, statistician, and computer professional. This job requires the use of advanced analytics technologies, including machine learning and predictive modeling.
Data scientists are analytical experts who utilise their skills in both technology and social science to find trends and manage data. They use industry knowledge, contextual understanding, skepticism of existing assumptions, to uncover solutions to business challenges.