Job openings across various industries have increased due to the recent surge in artificial intelligence (AI) enabled tech. A report by TeamLease Digital found that there are now 45,000 AI-enabled job openings in India.
The report analysed the potential of AI in different industries and identified key job roles, including clinical data analysts in healthcare, edtech product managers in education, and industrial data scientists in manufacturing. The report also estimated salaries for freshers and experienced professionals, with data engineers earning Rs 14 lakh and ML engineers up Rs 10 lakh per annum.
According to a survey by TeamLease Digital, 37% of organisations prefer to provide their employees with the relevant tools to develop an AI-ready workforce. In comparison, 30% believe that AI learning programmes are essential to bringing out the best in their employees. Most employees also agreed that initiatives for “upskilling and reskilling” are required to prepare a workforce for the future.
“The AI revolution is transforming the job market, creating an urgent need for skilled professionals who can design, develop, and implement cutting-edge AI technologies. Fortunately, the Indian government is taking proactive steps to address this challenge by entering into a bilateral strategic partnership through iCET and setting up centers of excellence and training initiatives,” said Sunil Chemmankotil, chief executive officer of TeamLease Digital.
The report was published following a recent partnership between iCET, the US, and India to explore the growth of AI and related job opportunities. iCET was established to strengthen and expand strategic technology partnerships between the two countries and pledges cooperation in many tech fields, including AI, quantum technologies, advanced wireless, etc.
“In today’s rapidly evolving job market, upskilling with AI skills is becoming increasingly important for career growth and employability. With automation and AI transforming industries across the board, having a basic understanding of AI and its applications can give individuals a competitive edge in the job market,” said Siva Prasad Nanduri, the chief business officer at TeamLease Digital.
“It’s never too late to start upskilling, and investing in AI skills can provide long-term benefits for individuals and their careers,” he said.
The report cited the Union Budget for government steps to train young people in AI-related skills. One major state initiative is the creation of Centres of Excellence for AI.