The agricultural equipment operator job is the number one that is expected to have the largest employment gains between 2023 and 2027 and is also the eighth fastest-growing job in the world for this period.
According to Statista and based on data that had an absolute increase in jobs between 2023 and 2027, the second job that will generate more gains includes occupations related to heavy truck and bus drivers, while vocational education teachers will be the third profession with the most gains during this four-year period.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2024 considers this issue, using predictions based on survey respondents and labour-market statistics from the ILO to show which jobs are likely to increase the most in the next five years, not only in terms of the actual number of people employed but also with the relative increase in jobs that exist in certain fields between 2023 and 2027.
Comparing jobs with the largest employment gains and fastest-growing jobs, it is clear that job recruitment will shift towards more artificial intelligence, engineering and data science between 2023 and 2027, highlighting a transformation in ‘jobs of the future’.
On the other hand, mechanical occupations are expected to have more employment gains during these four years but are most likely to be left behind in the upcoming years.
The list of jobs with more employment gains is further concluded with mechanics and machinery repairers, which is ranked fourth, followed by business development professionals, listed as fifth, and building frame and related trades workers, as the sixth occupation with the most gains for the next four years.
University and higher education teachers are also expected to generate more revenues and even more than electrotechnology engineers, with these two occupations being ranked seventh and eighth with the most employment gains.
However, the fastest-growing occupations, as mentioned, are completely different from those with the largest employment gains.
While agricultural equipment operator is ranked as the eighth-fastest-growing occupation, AI and machine learning specialists are the fastest-growing occupations for this period, pointing out that such professions are increasingly on the rise during this period.
As climate change, environmental issues, and sustainability are growing concerns of this generation, sustainability specialists will be in hot demand, being the second fastest-growing occupation, followed by business intelligence analysts and information security analysts.
Furthermore, FinTech engineers, as well as data analysts and scientists, are expected to grow in demand, ranking as fifth and sixth fastest-growing occupations, respectively, while robotics engineers follow, ranking seventh.