Global business and commerce increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help identify trends and patterns, predict outcomes, enhance efficiency, and discover client and user insights. According to a report by Zion Market Research, the global machine learning market is projected to grow from $1.58 billion to nearly $21 billion between 2017 and 2024 — a compound annual growth rate of 44%.
The implications of AI are broad, and the potential is limitless — spanning almost every industry and yielding high-demand, high-paying career opportunities. In fact, one of the few things holding many businesses back from implementing machine learning solutions is difficulty finding skilled talent to run them.
At Maryville, we offer a 100% online, project-based artificial intelligence certificate designed to help you thrive in this field. If you want to build your fundamentals in AI and machine learning without committing to a full bachelor’s degree, this certificate can help you develop a foundational understanding of AI techniques and technologies such as Python and AWS. When you earn your AI certificate, you can prepare to take advantage of the many opportunities this field has to offer.Get Curriculum Details
Build real-world skills through a dynamic, project-based curriculum that reflects emerging trends and technologies
Why earn your online AI certificate?
Artificial intelligence is a booming field with tremendous upside. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global AI market is on track to be worth $267 billion by 2027, and fields like machine learning, deep learning, and robotics stand to transform business and operations across a number of fields. According to a 2020 NewVantage report, 91.5% of top companies are invested in artificial intelligence to some degree.
We designed our AI certificate program to be accessible, dynamic, and quick. In as few as six courses, you can begin to build a fundamental understanding of issues, techniques, and opportunities in artificial intelligence and machine learning. With your certificate, you can pursue a career in this fast-growing field — or continue your education. Our courses are for-credit, so if you choose to pursue further education, you can apply what you learned toward a bachelor’s in computer science (up to 18 credit hours) or earn a second certificate from our computer science suite in as few as six additional courses.
Dynamic, affordable, and highly streamlined.
Get personalized support. Benefit from a dedicated student support team who can assist you from application through graduation and beyond.
Learn from a streamlined curriculum. Study in-demand important topics in AI and earn your certificate in as few as six classes.
Prepare for further credentials. Complete coursework that you can apply toward a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or earn a second certificate from our computer science suite with as few as six additional courses.
Gain real-world experience. Learn from a practical, experiential program that helps you build skills you can apply to your career immediately.
What can you do with your online AI certificate?
According to a 2018 survey by MemSQL and learning company O’Reilly Media, about 88% of companies surveyed said they have already implemented or plan to implement artificial intelligence and machine learning in their organization, and nearly three quarters see AI technology as potentially transformative for their industry. O’Reilly Media also notes that one of the main barriers for implementing artificial intelligence and machine learning technology is a lack of expert talent.
With your online certificate in AI, you can begin building your skills in this field and help your organization benefit from artificial intelligence solutions. Better yet, businesses recognize the enormous value AI brings, so you can qualify for a high-security, high-paying career. Our project-based AI program can help you build experience through practice as you study real-world scenarios and issues in the field.
What types of careers can I pursue?
When you earn your AI certificate, you can build the fundamental knowledge to pursue a broad spectrum of opportunities in nearly every industry. Financial firms, social media, entertainment platforms, tech startups, nonprofits, healthcare practices, fuel and energy providers, automobile manufacturers, and even farms take advantage of the insights and automation AI can provide.
As we rely more on digital communication and commerce, employers of all types will need qualified professionals in artificial intelligence to help them take advantage of the many benefits and opportunities the field can provide.
Put your AI certificate to work in a variety of settings, including:
- Advertising and communication agencies
- Energy and fuel providers
- Farms and agriculture sites
- Financial services firms
- Hospitals and clinics
- Insurance companies
- Local, state, and government offices
- Manufacturing plants
- Marketing firms
- Supply chain operations
- Tech startups
Entry-level career opportunities in AI include:
- AI developer/specialist/engineer
- Cognitive developer
- Database architect
- Data engineer
- Data visualization developer
- Image processing/imaging scientist
- Machine learning developer
- Natural language processing developer
- Python developer
- Robotics engineer
Where can your AI certificate take you?
Pursue high-salary careers
The global machine learning market is projected to break $20 billion by 2024, according to Zion Market Research. Future-focused businesses are making Artificial Intelligence initiatives a priority. While salaries may vary based on factors like experience, location, and education, your machine learning certificate can help you can qualify for high-paying jobs like AI programmer ($75,738)*, Python developer ($79,395)*, natural language processing scientist ($107,649)*, and database administrator/architect ($93,750)**.
*Average salaries based on self-reported data compiled by PayScale.com.
**Median salaries based on 2019 data compiled by O*Net Online.
Be integral to a booming field
Computer and information technology careers in the United States are projected to grow by 11% from 2019 to 2029, nearly three times the average for all occupations.* But the outlook for careers related to artificial intelligence and machine learning could be even stronger. According to the advising firm Gartner, 37% of businesses used artificial intelligence by 2019, up 270% over the previous four years. Garter also notes as many as four in five emerging technologies could take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning in some capacity. With your AI certificate, you can be on the forefront of this quickly expanding field.
*Growth rates based on projections for 2019 to 2029 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Help fill the talent gap
As demand for artificial intelligence experts rises, many positions go unfilled. Because there’s a shortage of qualified talent in AI, employers are struggling to find the right fit for the growing number of careers in this field. Some reports indicate that there may be millions of careers open worldwide in artificial intelligence — but as few as 300,000 qualified employees to fill them.* With your online AI certificate, you can begin building the fundamental skills to help you take advantage of the huge demand.
*Forbes, “The AI Skills Crisis and How to Close the Gap”
Why choose Maryville’s online artificial intelligence certificate?
Prepare to thrive with a skills-based education
Our online artificial intelligence certificate program is designed to teach you the skills and techniques to excel in the field. As a Maryville Online student, you can experience our dynamic and project-based curriculum, which is informed by current case studies in AI and updated to reflect emerging trends and technologies. In our program, you can work with cutting-edge technologies like Python and cloud computing through Amazon Web Services. Prepare for real-world opportunities with a dynamic education from experienced faculty, so you can apply your knowledge to your job in real time — or prepare to pursue a new career.
Maximize your education investment
When you earn your online AI certificate from Maryville, you can focus on the topics that can help you achieve your career goals. If you already have a college-level background in some of the areas the curriculum covers, you may be eligible to switch out up to two courses (6 credit hours) with the program electives to ensure you get the most out of your education. You can also apply coursework toward your bachelor’s in computer science from Maryville Online (up to 18 credits).
Learn more about the online AI certificate at Maryville University.