The U.S. market for robotics and artificial intelligence career openings is exploding based on early 2022 trends from job postings on Robots.Jobs, the marketplace specifically for robotics and AI companies looking for talent and for jobseekers looking for the latest industry opportunities.
In the last 90 days, open positions on Robots.Jobs have increased by more than 500 percent. Newly featured job-posters include autonomous drone hardware and sensors company GreenSight and Intrinsic AI, making industrial robotics accessible and usable for businesses.
"Robotics, IoT and AI careers are in high demand across almost all industries, including industrial, healthcare, biotech, logistics, consumer and more," said Ann P. Walsh, CEO & cofounder, Robots.Jobs. "In this competitive job market, talent recruitment requires skill, targeting and focus to attract the most qualified employees. For robotics and artificial intelligence, we are just at the beginning of demand for talent."
Geographies for Job Growth
Boston, Massachusetts maintains its stronghold on the largest volume of robotics and AI job searches with 25 percent of open positions posted on the Robots.Jobs job board. This growth is in part due to the number of biotech companies actively using robotics and artificial intelligence technologies within their organizations. Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado are also seeing fast growth, with many new innovation centers increasing recruiting efforts for engineering talent. The industry is growing in these states due to lifestyle advantages, a lower cost of doing business, and tax incentives to build a younger, more diverse workforce.
Jobs, Companies in Demand
Engineering and software developer jobs are growing as many businesses are focused on recruiting senior robotics engineers, full-stack engineers and AI developers. Of the nearly 600 jobs currently posted on Robots.Jobs, 50 percent are software engineering roles, while mechanical engineering jobs continue to pace up. Large companies like Amazon Robotics which is empowering customer delivery through robotic automation, designer and builder of consumer robots iRobot, and autonomous mobile robot company Vecna Robotics are continuing recruiting efforts, along with growing startups like automation company Flexxbotics, retail automation business HyperVend, Autonodyne which delivers software solutions that make vehicles more autonomous, and Tutor Intelligence which is focused on applying state-of-the-art robotics to business challenges.
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