According to General Electric, the IoT field will add $10-$15 trillion to worldwide GDP growth by 2030. From wearable tech to connected cars and even entire smart cities, experts predict as many as 30.7 billion connected devices by 2020.We have developed this starter guide to show possible paths someone in the IoT field may pursue.

With a variety of industries and focuses, there are so many paths one can follow into success. If you focus your background experience in an industry you have an interest in, it will help drive you towards some very high paying careers.


  • IoT trained individuals have a variety of job opportunities in this exploding field. The most popular job titles in Product Manager, Enterprise Architect, Firmware Engineer, and Cybersecurity Specialist.
  • Early IoT industry adopters include healthcare, consumer electronics, transportation, manufacturing, utilities, and agriculture.
  • What makes IoT so unique is the skillset for success ranges from both hardware to software and even business intelligence.
  • The big three topics of IoT include infrastructure and networking, device interfaces, and hardware.

As IoT continues to expand, new roles that have yet to be invented will begin to appear. Starting in the field now may open you open to positions that companies are still figuring out, giving you more freedom to be creative long-term.

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible” -Francis of Assisi



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