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Developer ranks to gain 250,000 jobs by 2026, driven by AI, disruptive technologies

In an era where technological advances are evidently making our lives easier, enabling many employees to spend less hours at work and more time doing things they enjoy; it begs the question: What will this mean for the future job market?

Artificial intelligence has already advanced into aiding financial, transportation and energy management sectors. Although the benefits are apparent, they come hand-in-hand with fears that jobs which currently exist now, may not become part of our future workforce.

A recent study by the PewResearch Center revealed that 48 percent of Americans are somewhat worried that their job could be taken over by a robot and 25 percent are very worried at this prospect.

In response, training and qualification provider. TheKnowledgeAcademy.com sought to predict the future of the U.S. job market, through an analysis of findings from the Glassdoor report ‘What’s Ahead for Jobs? Five Disruptions to Watch in 2018’. The Knowledge Academy broke down the jobs expected to grow the most by 2026.

Not surprisingly, The Knowledge Academy discovered that the U.S. will see large growth for tech-related roles in non-tech industries such as finance, consulting and retail. However, many traditional jobs will undoubtedly rise through the ranks as technology continues to develop.

Interestingly, a job sector that is set to soar with demand for new jobs created by 2026 is the health care sector, which is predicted to generate more than 1.1 million new jobs, the study found.

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The Knowledge Academy study reveals that the following sectors are also among the top five for expected growth in jobs and opportunities by 2026: waiters, food service and cooks (907,700 new jobs); registered nurses (437,000 new jobs); software developers (253,400 new jobs); and finally janitors and cleaners, with 233,000 predicted new jobs.

The following sectors are predicted to still showcase a sizeable growth in terms of new employment opportunities between 2018-2026, according to The Knowledge Academy: operations managers (205,900 new jobs); medical assistants (184,600 new jobs); nursing assistants (164,000 new jobs); construction laborers (153,300 new jobs); and accountants and auditors, with 140,300 new roles.

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