By Mark Tullis | Posted - Feb 29th, 2024





U.S. Employers Posted 200,000 AI Job Postings over Past 12 Months

U.S. employer hiring activity for artificial intelligence (AI)-specific jobs roles reached nearly 200,000 job postings over the past 12 months, according to analysis of Lightcast employer job postings data recently conducted by CompTIA. 

Employment opportunities for jobs requiring AI skills also recently surpassed a notable threshold, accounting for 10% or more of all tech job postings in the U.S., according to Lightcast data.

“Some new job roles are emerging with AI, but millions of existing professionals will need to upskill and acquire new AI competencies to be able to meet the needs of the job market,” said Thomas Reilly, CompTIA’s chief product officer. “We intend to create a range of certifications and training offerings spanning the complete career arc, from foundational knowledge for pre-career and early career learners to advanced skills for professionals with years of workforce experience.”

CompTIA sees the growing demand for AI skills substantially impacting four existing job clusters: software development, cybersecurity, systems operations (SysOps) and data analytics. The emergence of AI will also create two entirely new job roles for prompt engineering and AI systems architects. These job clusters align with priorities identified by business and technology professionals in a February CompTIA survey. Using AI to improve data analytics; understanding potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities of AI systems; and integrating and automating business systems to leverage AI are among their top priorities.

In response to growing demand of people with AI-related skillsets, CompTIA said it is accelerating creation of new products and programs for the growing AI jobs market.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the world’s leading information technology (IT) certification and training body. In December 2022, Chicago-based CompTIA acquired TestOut Corporation, a 20+ year old ed tech company based in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Its Utah employees work out of Kiln Lehi.


Mark Tullis
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Mark Tullis - Mark is Co-founder and Editor of TechBuzz News. Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, Mark attended Weber State, Brigham Young, and Tufts Universities. He has been involved in tech, media, publishing and education since the 1980s. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and playing the saxophone.



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