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5.3.3 Additional learning opportunities

Certifications can show an employer that an individual has the appropriate skills for a job. University degrees can show that a person has gained a broad understanding in an educational field. This broad understanding creates a solid foundation for emerging career opportunities in the IoE. A combination of industry certifications and university degrees provides a student with the best background, experience, and education to pursue a career with greater opportunities and higher salary.

When looking for a degree to pursue at a college or university that will pertain to the skillsets needed for a career in the IoE, look out for some of the following degrees:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Database Administration
  • Electromechanical Automation
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Linux Networking
  • Machining
  • Network Administration
  • System Analysis
  • Web Server Administrator

This is not an exhaustive list. Even traditional degree programs such as supply chain management, business, and project management are helpful for careers in IoE. Computer-aided design (CAD), drafting, math, and physics are applicable and show a diverse education, which is perfect for an IoE career.

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