Internet of Things (IoT) has kicked start the fourth industrial revolution. IoT is moving at such a rapid pace that there is rising demand for innovators cross-trained in engineering, design, and business. As a lot of development has happened in the field of technology, the researchers have turned their focus on the experience of end-user. IoT plays an important role in enhancing the use of technology by the user for the betterment of life. In fact, the IoT industry has created great impact and revolution in the domain right from agriculture to defence.
The industry revolution 4.0 has given a new pathway for technology and the devices connected over the internet will enhance the business and society. Undoubtedly, the most emerging field in industrial revolution 4.0 is IoT. After 2013, there has been extensive research and investigation in the field of IoT and patents of IoT. IoT devices connected over the internet provides a smart, innovative and sustainable solution to challenges in the domain of agriculture and environment, industry and manufacturing, business, education, logistics, retail, healthcare, smart city, defence, etc.
IoT is becoming an integral part of our day to day life and being seen everywhere around us. According to IoT Analytics Research 2018, the number of IoT devices connected worldwide is 7 billion. It is expected that 21.5 billion IoT devices will be connected by 2025. That’s why the professional in the field of IoT domain are in extensive demand.
According to Fortune Business Insights, the global internet of things (IoT) market was valued at US$190 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach US$1,102.6 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 24.7 percent in the forecast period. There will be a huge demand for IoT professional and engineer, as there will be a gap between supply and demand.
The skill required for the IoT professional is the fusion of design and engineering skills. The IoT domain requires critical and creative thinking skill for the innovation and development of IoT technology. Every area of IoT requires unique skillsets. The hands-on knowledge of the following skill will help you to build your career in IoT:
As there is a huge gap between the supply and demand of IoT professionals, the industry working on the IoT product in the domain of Smart City, Power, Agriculture, Education, Retail, Industry and Manufacturing, Defence, Healthcare, Business etc will have immense opportunities. They also get opportunities as Hardware and Device specialists, Network and Data security expert, Data Scientists, Embedded System Program Engineer, Software Engineer, Cloud Engineer etc.
(By Ravikumar V. Jadhav, Assistant Professor and Coordinator (CSE), Avantika University, Ujjain, MP)
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