As the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine continues apace and it seems like we might return to some semblance of normal in 2021, we can see other indicators of positivity in the economy: namely in the data science job market. In particular, there seems to be many opportunities for machine learning experts in a variety of fields. Below is a list of just a few of the industries currently hiring machine learning experts.
Retail and E-Commerce:
Retailers and e-commerce sites are primarily interested in how past customer behavior can be used to predict future customer behavior, and believe that machine learning is the answer. At these organizations you might find yourself working on projects related to customer segmentation, recommendation systems, customer service forecasting, website design, and inventory and pricing optimization.
Transportation and Rideshare:
As we retreated into our homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, our reliance on others to deliver goods, from groceries to prescriptions, increased significantly. As a result, the logistics of connecting stores and restaurants to homebound customers became even more important. As a machine learning expert at rideshare, transportation, or delivery company, you mostly will spend your days figuring how to minimize the time and cost of transporting goods, or people, from one place to another.
The applications of machine learning in healthcare are wide and diverse, from drug discovery to patient care. Machine learning experts working in healthcare might find themselves working on projects designed to help doctors and nurses analyze big data to help create personalized treatment plans for patients.
Machine learning is essential to the finance industry, in particular, and is currently being used to prevent fraud, more efficiently extract information, improve customer service, and much more. At a financial institution, you are likely to have the opportunity to work on projects focused on anomaly detection, predictive analytics, and conversational AI among others.
In Cybersecurity, machine learning is being utilized to detect fraud, malware, and ransomware and to limit the damage done by these threats to organizations. It is also being used to increase the efficiency of threat assessment, helping to separate the wheat from the chaff and reduce the amount of time wasted on false positives.
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Machine learning is becoming increasingly important to almost every industry, meaning now there’s a lot of hiring in machine learning. Take ODSC’s Machine Learning Certification to ensure that you are ready to take advantage of the new opportunities opening up.