Throughout the years, we see different trends among jobs and industries that grow in popularity, and garner demand. Earlier this year, The World Economic Forum released some helpful data in its “The Future of Jobs Report 2023” where it is reported that jobs within the STEM fields are, “The fastest-growing roles relative to their size today are driven by technology, digitalization and sustainability.”

Today, let’s delve into some of the jobs that continue to generate demand, especially for those who have a passion for technology and sustainability. 

AI and Machine Learning Specialists  

This position tops the list as the fastest growing job. AI and machine learning continue to be the topic of discussion in the world of technology, as well as in business. Therefore, it isn’t a surprise that the demand to fill these roles is high. Allowing for diverse and creative job paths, AI and machine learning specialists use their advanced expertise in computer science to mold, shape and help computers think.  

Recent research from 365 Data Science suggests that the demand for AI and machine learning specialists will grow by 40% by 2027.  

In Canada, AI and machine learning specialists can make anywhere from $70K-$150K/year depending on qualifications, education, and experience. 

Sustainability Specialist 

Working within organizations, sustainability specialists design and implement sustainable policies and practices within these corporations. These individuals, as described by Eco Canada, “interpret and develop procedures to meet environmental regulatory requirements, establish sustainability strategies and programs, communicate with stakeholders about environmental concerns, and address the risks associated with environmental degradation.”  

On average, sustainability specialists make approximately $61K/year

Information security/cybersecurity analyst 

This role plays an imperative role in the safety of businesses and organizations. As outlined by Western Governors University, information security/cybersecurity analyst “is a trained cyber professional who specializes in network and IT infrastructure security. The cybersecurity analyst thoroughly understands cyberattacks, malware, and the behavior of cybercriminals, and actively seeks to anticipate and prevent these attacks.”  

On average, this role makes approximately $71K/year

Renewable energy engineer 

As issues surrounding the environment and climate continue to build awareness around the world, renewable energy engineers play a key role. DeVry University describes this role as the following: “Renewable energy engineers use engineering principles of science and mathematics to research and design new methods of energy generation that don’t harm the environment.”  

This position will earn individuals approximately $105K/year

As these jobs continue to grow in popularity, there may be opportunities to grow and expand your own career.  

Depending on your expertise and qualifications the above-mentioned jobs are excellent roles to consider. Allowing for the opportunity to be a part of groundbreaking, innovative and exciting ventures, the technology, and STEM space is certainly not going anywhere.  

If you are interested in any of these roles, our team would love to help. We can create a personalized, skills-based resume that is catered to the role in which you are interested, and ensure you put your best foot forward in your job search journey. Contact us today, and let’s get started!