Originally published by IBM on August 23, 2018 at https://www.ibm.com/blogs/watson/2018/08/preparing-for-ai-jobs-why-nanodegrees-are-the-future-of-education/

In 2017, IBM predicted that by 2020, demand for these skills would grow by 28% (364,000 jobs) to over 2.7 million job listings. We’ve revised that prediction, as we see growth in this space closer to 45%. A Harvard Business Review article proclaimed there is a growing war being waged for people with skills for the “sexiest job” of the 21st century, the data scientist.

More businesses than ever before are looking to fill a suite of new roles in an AI-driven world:

  • Data Scientists
  • Chatbot developers
  • Computer vision engineers
  • Machine learning engineer
  • AI researchers
  • AI architects

There are other pressing questions, too. How can existing IT professionals build specific skills for AI platforms, while they stay at their existing jobs? How can AI neophytes build the necessary skills and understanding to enter this lucrative profession, without putting their career on hold while they retrain? Nanodegrees seem to be the perfect solution.

To see the five reasons why an increasing number of people are opting for these specialized online programs to help them transition to AI careers, please go to the original article found here.

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