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Elon Musk waives college diploma, but Tesla demands

by Ace Damon
Elon Musk waives college diploma, but Tesla demands

Elon Musk said recently that it is not necessary to have a college degree to work at Tesla, nor to participate in an artificial intelligence hackaton with the Autopilot team. However, the electric car maker makes this requirement in almost half of its job openings.

O The Next Web surveyed the 1,715 jobs currently open at Tesla to work in North America. 44% of them require some kind of diploma, either higher education or postgraduate.

Vacancies that require academic training – without the possibility of substituting for equivalent experience – are concentrated in engineering and IT; manufacture; and installation of service and energy.

Sector
Number of places requiring a diploma
Engineering and IT
245
Manufacturing
133
Service and power installation
99
Sales and customer support
90
Facilities (construction and maintenance of buildings)
52
Operations and business support
41
Supply chain
34
Financial
20
Design
17
Human Resources
13
Legal and government relations
8
Marketing and communication
6

Tesla accepts equivalent experience in some vacancies

In the meantime, 22% of vacancies mention academic training, but allow to replace it with equivalent experience; this is what many Silicon Valley companies have been doing.

Apple, Google and IBM require a certain level of qualification, including skills required for the position – but a degree is not mandatory. Nubank, iFood and Loggi follow suit.

In turn, the vacancies that correspond to the remaining 34% do not mention the words "diploma", "training" (degree), "bachelor's degree" (bachelor or B.S.), "master's degree" (master or M.S.) nor "PhD".

These are the number of vacancies, by sector, that accept equivalent experience or do not mention academic training:

Sector
Number of places that do not require a diploma
Service and power installation
368
Engineering and IT
228
Manufacturing
157
Supply chain
43
Facilities (construction and maintenance of buildings)
42
Sales and customer support
35
Operations and business support
34
Human Resources
20
Legal and government relations
13
Financial
11
Design
5
Marketing and communication
1

Musk: "I don't even care if you finished high school"

In December, a Twitter follower asked if Musk had a firm position not requiring a college degree to work at Tesla. The CEO replied, "yes".

It is something that Musk has been saying since at least 2014, when he explained in an interview that "it is not even necessary to have a university degree, or even high school" to get a job at Tesla. "If there is a history of exceptional achievements, this is likely to continue in the future."

Recently, Musk tweeted that the company will hold an artificial intelligence hackathon at his home with the team responsible for the Autopilot, an automated driving system.

He said that, to participate, "a PhD is definitely not necessary; all that matters is a deep understanding of AI and the ability to implement neural networks in a way that is really useful … I don't even care if you finished high school".

Musk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton Business School. He obtained his diploma in 1997 and co-founded PayPal the following year.

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