15 jobs no one knew about in 2010 that everyone will want in 2020

Demand for artificial intelligence specialists grew 74% over the last five years.

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Demand for artificial intelligence specialists grew 74% over the last five years.
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Artificial intelligence experts are in luck in 2020.

LinkedIn released its list of the top emerging jobs for 2020. These jobs have grown substantially in the last five years, and LinkedIn predicts they will continue to increase demand in the new year.

Demand for artificial intelligence specialists grew 74% over the last five years. The job requires fluency in deep learning and machine learning. Cities hiring the most for artificial intelligence specialists include Boston and San Francisco.

Engineering roles overwhelmingly made up the top 15 jobs, but roles like customer success specialists and chief revenue officers will also be in demand next year.

Here are the 15 top emerging jobs of 2020, according to LinkedIn.


15. Product owners have seen 25% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Product owners have seen 25% annual growth.
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Skills unique to the job: Agile methodologies, scrum, product management, software development, JIRA

Top industries hiring this talent: Information technology and services, financial services, computer software, insurance, hospital and healthcare

Top hiring cities: New York, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Atlanta


14. JavaScript developers have seen 25% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Skills unique to the job: React.js, Node.js, AngularJS, JavaScript, cascading style sheets

Top industries hiring this talent: Computer software, information technology and services, internet, financial services, marketing and advertising

Top hiring cities: New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, D.C.


13. Cloud engineers have seen 27% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Cloud engineers have seen 27% annual growth.
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Skills unique to the job: Amazon Web Services, cloud computing, Docker products, Ansible, Jenkins

Top industries hiring this talent: Information technology and services, computer software, financial services, internet, telecommunications

Top hiring cities: San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago


12. Chief revenue officers have seen 28% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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The rise of the chief information, technology, and data officers is changing the make-up of C-Suites across corporate America.
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Skills unique to the job: Strategic partnerships, startups, software as a service (SaaS), go-to-market strategy, executive management

Top industries hiring this talent: Computer software, information technology and services, marketing and advertising, internet, financial services

Where the jobs are: New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago


11. Back end developers have seen 30% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Seattle are the top hiring cities for back end developers.
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Skills unique to the job: Node.js, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services, Git, MongoDB

Top industries hiring this talent: Computer software, internet, information technology and services, marketing and advertising, financial services

Top hiring cites: San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle


10. Cybersecurity specialists have seen 30% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Cybersecurity specialists have seen 30% annual growth.
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Skills unique to the job: Cybersecurity, information security, network security, vulnerability assessment

Top industries hiring this talent: Information technology and services, defense and space, computer network and security, management consulting, financial services

Top hiring cities: Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Denver


9. Behavioral health technicians have seen 32% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, and Seattle are the top hiring cities for behavioral health technicians.
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Skills unique to the job: Applied behavior analysis, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral health, mental health

Top industries hiring this talent: Mental healthcare, hospital and healthcare, individual and family services, education management, health, wellness and fitness

Top hiring cities: Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, Seattle


8. Data engineers have seen 33% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Demand for artificial intelligence specialists grew 74% over the last five years.

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Data engineers have seen 33% annual growth.
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Skills unique to the job: Apache Spark, Hadoop, Python, Extract/Transform/Load (ETL), Amazon Web Services

Top industries hiring this talent: Information technology and services, internet, computer software, financial services, hospital and healthcare

Top hiring cities: San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Seattle, Boston, Chicago


7. Sales development representatives have seen 34% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Sales development representatives have seen 34% annual growth.
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Skills unique to the job: Salesforce, cold calling, software as a service (SaaS), lead generation, sales

Top industries hiring this talent: Computer software, internet, information technology and services, marketing and advertising, computer and network security

Top hiring cities: San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin


6. Customer success specialists have seen 34% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Customer success specialists have seen 34% annual growth.
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Skills unique to the job: Software as a Service (SaaS), Salesforce, customer relationship management, account management, customer retention

Top industries hiring this talent: Computer software, internet, information technology and services, marketing and advertising, financial services

Top hiring cities: San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C.


5. Site reliability engineers have seen 34% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, D.C. are the top hiring cities for site reliability engineers.
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Skills unique to the job: Amazon Web Services, Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker products, Terraform

Top industries hiring this talent: Internet, computer software, information technology and services, financial services, consumer electronics

Top hiring cities: San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C.


4. Full stack engineers have seen 35% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Full stack engineers have seen 35% annual growth.
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Skills unique to the job: React.js, Node.js, JavaScript, AngularJS, cascading style sheets

Top industries hiring this talent: Computer software, information technology and services, internet, financial services, higher education

Top hiring cities: San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, D.C.


3. Data scientists have seen 37% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

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Machine learning and data science are key skills for data scientists.
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Skills unique to the job: Machine learning, data science, Python, R, Apache Spark

Top industries hiring this talent: Information technology and services, computer software, internet, financial services, higher education

Top hiring cities: San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Boston


2. Robotics engineers have seen 40% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Skills unique to the job: Robotic process automation, UiPath, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, Robotics

Top industries hiring this talent: Information technology and services, industrial automation, computer software, financial services, automotive

Top cities hiring: San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston


1. Artificial intelligence specialists have seen 74% annual growth in demand in the past five years.

Skills unique to the job: Machine learning, deep learning, TensorFlow, Python, natural language processing

Top industries hiring this talent: Computer software, internet, information technology and services, higher education, consumer electronics

Top cities hiring: San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles