Artificial Intelligence Specialists


Overview

Artificial Intelligence Specialists

Introduction

Artificial intelligence is technology that can be programmed to perform functions and tasks in a “smart” manner that mimics and learns from human decision-making processes. It is used in a wide range of fields, including banking, transportation, astronomy, shipping, accounting, health care, agriculture, security, human resources, and the military. Artificial intelligence is typically added to existing products, and not sold as an individual application. Artificial intelligence specialists are computer engineers and scientists, data ...

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Median Salary

$125,000

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Employment Prospects

Excellent

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Varies by job title, but lower-level positions require the comple


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

Earnings for AI specialists vary by job title, level of experience and education, geographic location, and other factors. 

Salaries for computer and information research scientists (a category that includes AI specialists) ranged from $69,230 to $183,820 or more in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). They had mean annual earnings of $118,370. Average salaries for c...

Work Environment

Artificial intelligence specialists work in typical office settings, with access to cutting-edge technology and office equipment. Some travel frequently to the offices of clients to meet with executives regarding new or ongoing AI projects. AI specialists typically work as a member of a team, so they need strong communication and interpersonal skills. At some companies, AI specialists frequentl...

Outlook

Job opportunities for AI specialists are very strong, and will continue to be so during the next decade. Each year, LinkedIn spotlights the careers that have emerged recently and that are experiencing “tremendous growth.” Its 2020 Emerging Jobs Report identified 15 fast-growing careers. Artificial intelligence specialist was ranked number one on the list. Other related careers that ran...

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