India Sees Steep Rise in Demand for Jobs in Robotics Sector

July 16, 20189:46 am956 views

More and more Indian jobseekers are looking for career opportunities in the robotics sector. Recent statistics compiled by job platform Indeed showed that there has been a surge increase of 186 percent in the number of candidates seeking openings in the sector between May 2015 to May 2018. The sector also saw a growing number of job postings by 191 percent during the same period.

Indeed’s data revealed that the spurt in robotics-related job searches is most significant in the past year. In 2017, it grew up by 64 percent as against 31 percent and 34 percent in the previous years. In contrast, the overall number of job postings only increased by 17 percent, from 43 percent and 75 percent in the previous years.

Following the initial spurt in growth in 2015 as driven by the government’s investment of $13 billion in robotics under its Make in India programme, recruitments for robotics profiles have slowed considerably.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra was the leading state in terms of maximum openings in the robotics sector, led by demand in Mumbai and Pune. Karnataka and Telangana are the other top states for job openings in this sector, The Economic Times reports.

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Commenting on the findings, Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed, said, “Robotics is one of the most exciting sectors emerging in India today. Sectors like construction, manufacturing and healthcare are boosting the demand for robotics talent, and there is enormous scope for the application of the technology across an even wider array of industries.

As access to internet connectivity and open source platforms improves, a favourable environment for the sector’s growth and development is being created. Even as people fear that automation will take away jobs, robotics is creating new job opportunities for skilled resources.”

Further, the data indicated that robotics jobs are highly sought after in surgery, with the sector expected to grow at a rate of much higher than the global average. India’s surgical robotics market is estimated to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 20 percent between 2017 and 2025, higher than the global rate of 12 percent.

Another sector that is seeing increasing reliance on robots is the construction industry. With a market of for close to one thousand robots annually, the sector offers huge potential for more experimentation.

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