Apply with no application fees or entrance exams, and choose from 3 start dates
Learn from a dynamic curriculum that is regularly updated to reflect emerging trends and technologies
Earn your certificate in less than half the time as a master’s degree
Access 100% online coursework with no campus visits required
Develop critical, in-demand skills in machine learning, computer programming languages, and predictive modeling
Earn a project-driven certificate and learn from industry leaders
Why earn your online professional certificate in machine learning?
Machine learning is a burgeoning field with tremendous upside. Career and employment search engine Indeed.com recently listed machine learning engineer as the top job, boasting an average salary of $146,085 and a 344% growth in number of listings the four years prior.
Machine learning has shown amazing potential in areas as diverse as improving profit and advancing scientific and medical research. Entertainment and commerce giants like Amazon, eBay, and Netflix have famously used machine learning to create better user experiences and enhance delivery systems, but applications of the technology go far beyond these categories. In one key example, a 2017 report published by Google indicated that its deep learning algorithm was able to detect breast cancer in scans with 89% accuracy, about 16% higher than human pathologists — and in a fraction of the time. In another example, tech-focused car manufacturer Tesla is using data captured across billions of miles driven to help inform the systems that may eventually lead to fully automated self-driving vehicles.
These are revolutionary uses of a revolutionary technology, and you could help lead more initiatives like them. We designed our online certificate in machine learning to position you for success in this booming field. Our certificate program can help you build a graduate-level foundation in machine learning, predictive modeling, and computer programming in languages like R, SQL, and Python in only five courses — less than half as many as a traditional master’s degree.
Dynamic, affordable, and streamlined.
Get personalized support. Benefit from a dedicated student support team who can assist you from application through graduation.
Learn from a streamlined curriculum. Study the most important topics in machine learning and earn your certificate in only five classes.
Prepare for further credentials. Complete coursework that you can apply toward a master’s degree in data science, or earn a future professional certificate in big data with just 3 additional courses.
Gain real-world experience. Learn from a practical, experiential program that helps you build skills you can apply in your career immediately.
What can you do with your online certificate in machine learning?
According to a recent report by the learning company O’Reilly Media, machine learning is on the rise in tech-based business: 51% of organizations surveyed categorized themselves as either “early adopters” or “sophisticated users” of machine learning, with 49% of organizations listed as “just looking.” The study also indicates one of the main barriers businesses face to implementing machine learning is a lack of expert talent.
With your online certificate in machine learning, you can become the talent organizations need to help them implement and benefit from machine learning solutions. Better yet, businesses recognize the enormous value machine learning brings, so you can qualify for a high-security, high-paying career.
What types of careers can I pursue?
When you earn your machine learning certificate, you open the door to a broad spectrum of opportunities. Machine learning is used 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 machine learning can provide to increase efficiency and maximize their operations.
When it comes to machine learning careers, you can choose your destination based on what’s important to you.
Put your machine learning 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
- Manufacturing plants
- Marketing firms
- Supply chain operations
- Tech startups
Career opportunities in machine learning include:
- Data scientist
- Data engineer
- Database architect
- Database/data mining analyst
- Database engineer
- Machine learning engineer
Command a high salary
With the global machine learning market poised to break $20 billion by 2024, according to Zion Market Research, it’s clear that future-focused businesses are making machine learning initiatives a priority. That means there’s plenty of opportunity to pursue a high-paying career.
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 data engineer ($92,445**), data scientist ($94,280*), and database administrator/architect ($96,110*). Some careers, like machine learning engineer, can reach salaries of nearly $150,000, according to data from Indeed.com.
*Median salaries and growth rates based on 2019 data compiled by the BLS. Salaries vary based on factors like experience, industry, location, and your undergraduate degree or other credentials.
**Salary based on self-reported data compiled by PayScale.com.
Find a career in a growing field
The field of artificial intelligence presents immense room for growth, and machine learning is on the rise. In fact, 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 machine learning certificate, you can pursue high-growth careers like computer/information research scientist (15% growth projected over the period surveyed*), computer systems engineer/architect (7% to 10%**), database administrator (7% to 10%**), market research analyst (18%*), mathematician/statistician (33%*), and operations research analyst (25%*).
*Growth rates based on projections for 2019 to 2029 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
**Growth rates based on projections for 2018 to 2028 by O*Net Online.
Help fill the talent gap
As demand for machine learning experts rises, many positions go unfilled. Because there’s a shortage of qualified talent in machine learning, 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, including machine learning jobs, but as few as 300,000 qualified employees to fill them.*
Our professional machine learning certificate program is designed to help you build your skills with a quick turnaround time, so you can position yourself as an expert and take advantage of the huge demand in this field.
*Forbes, “The AI Skills Crisis and How to Close the Gap”
Why choose Maryville’s online machine learning certificate?
Build a skills-based education
Our Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Machine Learning program is designed to teach you the skills and techniques to excel in the field, with practical and project-based learning informed by actual issues in artificial intelligence and machine learning. In our program, you’ll have the opportunity to earn 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 opportunity
When you earn your post-bachelor’s certificate from Maryville you can apply your coursework toward a future certificate in big data (up to 6 credit hours) or a Master of Science in Data Science (up to 15 credit hours). That means if you decide to pursue further education, you can do so quicker and with a lighter financial investment.
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