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Digital Tech Applications Creates Jobs in China

The digital economy is creating jobs in China as per the emerging trends and eventually being part of several sectors the trend will keep developing rapidly, said a senior official from LinkedIn.

Attractive Professions

The top five professions including media operators, front-end development engineers, algorithm engineers, user interface designers, and data analysts are developing quickly in China on the US-based professional networking site from 2013 to 2017, said Lu Jian, leader of LinkedIn China.

"Digital economy, which has been recognized as an important part of the national development strategy, is simply unrolling in the nation. It has been already seen that the surge in such kind of jobs will attract both the genders including male and female in future," Lu said.

A data report released by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology shows that China's digital economy had crossed the figure of 27 trillion yuan ($4 trillion) in 2017, a year-on-year rise of 20.3 percent, contributing about 33 percent of GDP.

Change in Trend

Lu said the growth rate of the number of individuals filling in as new media moderators in 2017 was more than 10 times that of 2013. The significant growth comes as more and more consumer turns from mass media to new media, which gives more data, is quicker, has diversification in presentation and at the same time less expensive.

More and more people are working as algorithmic engineers in 2017 which is around five times greater as compared to 2013. The promising sector has seen the exponential increment, particularly in these few years.

New Technology New Jobs

"As being the foundation of artificial intelligence, The algorithm engineering becomes the essential part of the development. Artificial intelligence has already become the part of several businesses and already had been successfully implemented in marketing, finance and assisted medical diagnosis. Artificial intelligence specialists will have more appreciation as AI will be tied with more business in the future," Lu said.

An Unprecedented Chance for Women

Most notably, the growth rate of women workers was higher than men in new media operators and data analysts among the five professions, portraying that blooming profession openings and skill requirements are offering unprecedented advantages for women. That is a change from the past, when ladies had more family responsibilities, particularly in the era of the universally two-child policy, he said.

Lu likewise said that the number of professional occupied with human-centered job positions was growing faster than the others. "It suggested that tasks requiring bits of knowledge of people's preferences and habits, for example, marketing and HR, are untouched by machine intelligence so far," Lu said.

A study mutually led by research firm Trust data and LinkedIn in April discovered profession starters were setting up their vocation objectives sooner than past generation, displaying a more self-driven momentum.

In excess of 60 percent of people in the range of 22 and 25 said they set objectives inside three years just after beginning their professions, around 50 percent for those having the age in the range of 26 and 30 and around 40 percent for those in the 31-35 age section, as indicated by the report.

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