titled ‘The Best Jobs in the US: 2019’ claimed that a Machine Learning Engineer records a growth of 344%. What makes this figure even more exciting is that the average salary base was $146,085. And it is not just ML Engineers, out of the 25 jobs listed, as many as 9 jobs belonged to the IT sector. This speaks volumes about the endless limits in the IT sector. NASSCOM senior VP Sangeeta Gupta while speaking to
said, “This year (2019) would see increments of 8-10% across the IT industry. However, talent in niche technologies may get almost double the increments of an average performer.” The industry trend shows that new & niche skills such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, and blockchain command higher salary hikes.
But for someone who has been working in the IT industry for decades with a limited skillset, commanding a higher salary hike or making a shift becomes a tough gig. And then the big question looms, how to upgrade to such high rewarding niche profiles like Machine Learning with better salary hikes?
Well, worry not because you can upgrade to such a niche profile with help of upGrad. The online learning platform enables you to choose the right move in your career with its well-designed courses, excellent one-on-one mentorship and practical hands-on workshop. upGrad, in collaboration with IIIT-Bangalore, offers a
PG Diploma Program in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence through which professionals can upskill and transition to this field. More than 1500 professionals have already enrolled, and 3 batches of learners have already graduated with a PG Diploma. What’s interesting is that over 800 learners from upGrad have made career transitions with salary hikes as high as 230%.
One such learner is Shatrugna Kumar. He transitioned to Maverick Systems as a Data Analyst with a salary hike of 100%. Another learner, Onkar, upgraded to become Data Scientist at Comviva with a 90% salary hike. Onkar is thankful to upGrad & IIIT-B for providing him with an opportunity to grow in his career. He is also thankful to the Career Services team and Career mentorship calls that helped him with the transition. The Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence PG Diploma program from upGrad was ranked Number 1 by AIM in 2018 and the learners definitely vouch for it.
Armed with a PG Diploma in ML & AI, many professionals with an experience of more than 23 years have been able to successfully switch roles. Thanks to upGrad, such professionals bust the myth that making a career transition at a much later stage is not a wise decision to make.
With cutting edge curriculum, pedagogy and learning experience driven by the motive of providing the best online learning experience to working professionals today, upGrad surely helps you reach for the ultimate prize in your career. To know more,
Disclaimer: This story has been produced on behalf of upGrad by Times Internet’s Spotlight team.
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