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There Will Be More Than 250,000 New Software Developer Jobs By 2026

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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?

As artificial intelligence has advanced to aid the financial, transportation, energy management, and other sectors, its apparent benefits come hand-in-hand with fears that some current jobs may not exist in the future.

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

Training and qualification provider The Knowledge Academy examined the future of the U.S. job market through an analysis of 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.

The Knowledge Academy discovered that America will see a 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.

One area 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 Knowledge Academy says that the sectors among the top five for expected growth in jobs and opportunities by 2026 are: waiters, food service and cooks (907,700 new jobs); registered nurses (437,000 new jobs); software developers (253,400 new jobs); and janitors and cleaners (233,000 new jobs).

U.S. Job Market Growth

The sectors predicted to show sizeable growth in terms of new employment opportunities between 2018-2026 are: 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 (140,300 new jobs).

Despite the evolution of technology, demand for more traditional positions will not be disappearing anytime soon. However, The Knowledge Academy found that the following jobs will have the lowest demand over the next decade: both marketing analysts and customer service representatives are predicted to have a growth of 136,000 new jobs; landscapers (123,300 new jobs); truck drivers (113,800 new jobs); and maintenance and repair workers (112,700 new jobs).


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