4 Reasons Why AI Is A Great Career Choice For 2023

Great career choice and a growing domain.


Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest careers in the world right now. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum, the rapid growth of AI will create another 95 million high-paying jobs by 2025.

So, if you’re thinking about changing your career or upskilling, there has never been a better time to consider this burgeoning tech sector. 


Here are four excellent reasons why!

1. It’s growing

When people think about AI, they tend to imagine the future implications or visions of flying cars or domestic robots. But AI is already here and a part of our daily lives, used in everything from virtual gaming to Google Translate, and Apple’s voice assistant Siri is also powered by it. 

There’s no denying that the industry has experienced expansive growth over the last decade. The recent success of Open AI’s ChatGPT is a case in point. It has been so successful out of the gate that Microsoft looks set to invest $10 billion in the company.

There are many reasons for the rise of AI, including better computer architecture, the rise of big data, and of course, the pandemic. 

During Covid-19, more companies started to use AI to assist with remote working, enhance customer experience, and decrease costs. Fifty-two percent of companies accelerated their AI adoption as a result.

This impressive growth shows no sign of slowing. The global AI market size was estimated at US$ 119.78 billion in 2022, and it is expected to hit US$ 1,597.1 billion by 2030. 


2. You can work in any sector

Artificial intelligence has scope across a huge variety of different sectors, some of which include retail, military, fintech, healthcare, and logistics. 

Some industries might even surprise you. For example, farmers often use software that allows them to monitor the behavior of each cow in their herd in order to observe changes. AI technology can also help detect disease in crops, allowing farmers to protect their earnings. 

Even the public sector is turning to AI for help with issues such as traffic management and storm or natural disaster preparation. Eighty-three percent of senior public sector leaders say they are both willing and able to adopt intelligent technologies.

3. The skills are transferable 

AI skills are specialized, but they’re not completely removed from other IT skills such as programming, software development, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.

As AI continues to grow, most other IT roles will require some knowledge and understanding of machine learning in the future, even if they are not specifically artificial intelligence roles. This also means that there are plenty of opportunities for people who have already established IT skills to move into AI down the line. 

4. The pay is excellent

When it comes to AI, there are lots of different job titles to consider. These include data scientists, big data engineer, AI engineer, research scientists, data analysts, and software architect. 

The requirements and responsibilities are different for each role, of course, but the one thing they all have in common is that they’re usually well compensated. For example, the US’s median salary for an AI engineer is $131,490, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.


If you want to earn a top salary, then aim for the big companies. The top five performing AI companies in the US currently are InData Labs, Urbint, AKASA, Nuro, and LogicMonitor.

Once you’ve realized AI is a great career choice, take a look at some open roles in the sector.  As always, you can discover thousands more open roles on the Fossbytes Job Board.

AI/HPC System Engineer, Meta, Remote

If your heart is set on a remote role, this opportunity at Meta for an AI/HPC System Engineer could suit. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to shape the future AI/HPC of Meta by specifying technical requirements and steering the industry and ecosystem. This role will be working across many projects to shape its system design and development requirements across hardware projects. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s or PhD degree in a relevant field, and five or more years’ of industry experience. You can take a look at the list of requirements for the role here. 

Senior Engineer Big Data, American Express, Phoenix

American Express is on the hunt for a driven and energetic Senior Engineer Big Data to join its Big Data Infrastructure Engineering team, responsible for maintaining world-class availability on multiple large scale Big Data platforms. You will also be responsible for engineering innovative products, providing recommendations around performance initiatives, and developing tools/products to enhance and improve infrastructure and application productivity. Before applying, make sure you have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field, five-plus years’ of Core Hadoop experience, plus plenty of Linux experience. Under the Amex Flex policy and depending on the role and business needs, colleagues either work onsite, in a hybrid model, or fully virtual. Get all the information on this role here. 

Security Software Architect, Intel, Seattle

Fortune 500 company Intel is seeking a Security Software Architect who is passionate about creating software products and solutions that protect its customers. The successful candidate will architect, design, and provide technical oversight of the development of Intel security software technologies and solutions. You will also be responsible for pathfinding and providing technical direction for security software development. You’ll need either a Bachelor’s degree in engineering with nine years’ of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree with six years’ of relevant experience. Read the full job spec here

Accelerate your 2023 job search now on the Fossbytes Job Board.

By Pippa Hardy

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