The global medical industry experienced a 15% drop in new job postings related to artificial intelligence in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 26% decrease versus Q4 2022. GlobalData’s Medical Devices: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the medical devices industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 24% share of the global medical industry’s artificial intelligence-related total new job postings in Q4 2023, down 11% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive artificial intelligence-related hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 24%, emerged as the top artificial intelligence-related job roles within the medical industry in Q4 2023, with new job postings drop by 11% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 19% in Q4 2023, with new job postings dropping by 6% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent artificial intelligence roles include Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 9% share in Q4 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in medical industry accounted for 38% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q4 2023 were Align Technology, Medtronic, Intuitive Surgical, Stryker, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Together they accounted for a combined share of 38% of all artificial intelligence-related new jobs in the medical industry.

Align Technology posted 416 artificial intelligence-related new jobs in Q4 2023, Medtronic 348 jobs, Intuitive Surgical 213 jobs, Stryker 149 jobs, and Thermo Fisher Scientific 136 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 62.02% share of total new job postings, Q4 2023

The largest share of artificial intelligence-related new job postings in the medical industry in Q4 2023 was in the US with 62.02% followed by India (8.96%) and Germany (4.96%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point lower than the 63.08% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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