At its core, prompt engineering is the process of structuring text that can be interpreted and understood by a generative AI model (Wikipedia). Prompt engineering has been a key facet of many discussions, and new careers, in the past several months. There have been success stories of prompt engineers hired at large companies with little to no experience. “I landed a 350k a year job with no engineering background” seems to be a dream for aspiring prompt engineers. But some experts have other opinions about prompt engineers and whether companies should hire them.