We all want to be considered experts in our chosen careers or fields of study. A lot of us have probably dreamed of being a revered personality in our respective fields. Pretty sure we all know that it would take years of hard work and experience, and possibly graduate degrees or additional years of formal education to be considered an expert. Companies hire subject matter experts as employees or consultants for their skills and experience.
So what does a subject matter expert do? Often, they provide advice on activities related to their fields. They play an important role in the assessment of programs and projects. This means that the opinions of the subject matter expert weigh a ton. Management teams always welcome conversations with subject matter experts.
Sounds interesting? Well, you better start working on your resume and building up experience in your chosen field. It wouldn't hurt to start investing in education and training, too.