The engineers, researchers and marketers of today could be the data scientists of tomorrow as increasing automation disrupts the jobs landscape over the next five years.
That's according to data gathered by LinkedIn, Coursera and the World Economic Forum in the Future of Jobs Report 2020.
It's estimated that, by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines.
But this job disruption is counterbalanced by job creation in new fields: the jobs of tomorrow. Across the 15 industries and 26 economies covered by the report, it's estimated that some 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to the new division of labour between humans, machines and algorithms.
"Over the coming decade, a non-negligible share of newly created jobs will be in wholly new occupations, or existing occupations undergoing significant transformations in terms of their content and skills requirements," says the report.
Jobs of tomorrow
Roles growing in demand include data analysts and scientists, AI and machine learning specialists, robotics engineers, software and application developers, and digital transformation specialists.