How to Become a Prompt Engineer
Organizations of all sizes are searching for qualified prompt engineers to develop, test and refine their artificial intelligence systems. Is this exploding career choice the one for you?
Find out in this guide from TechRepublic Premium.
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WHAT PROMPT ENGINEERS DO
In AI and natural language processing, the term ‘prompt’ refers to a set of input text or instructions used to induce AI models like ChatGPT and DALL·E-2 to generate desired outputs. Prompt engineers are tasked with writing concise, comprehensible and effective prompts that direct an AI system towards those specific desired outcomes or decisions.
A successful prompt engineer will be able to provide an AI model with various inputs and then evaluate the quality and accuracy of the output. If the output does not meet expectations, prompt engineers will collaborate with other engineers and software developers to fine-tune the model until the output matches expectations. Knowing exactly what those output expectations are, and knowing when the output fails to meet them, is what separates a prompt engineer from other software engineers.
THE EXPECTED SALARY RANGE FOR A PROMPT ENGINEER
Because the position is so new for businesses, the salary range for prompt engineers in the United States has yet to be firmly established. The early data from ZipRecruiter shows that the national average is around $41 per hour, with some prompt engineers commanding up to $58 per hour.