Six emerging tech jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago


Young professionals today have opportunities to work in tech roles that may not have even existed when they started school. From big data analysts and search engine optimization (SEO) specialists to mobile app developers and many more  - constant technological innovation emerges new jobs, creating the need for people and organizations to adapt.

Here’s a roundup of the six emerging tech jobs that barely existed a decade ago, according to a recent Workopolis report -The Future of Students and the Workplace.

  1. Big Data Analyst

    The Internet is revolutionizing the collection of data that comes from sources such as as e-mail and social media, calling for professionals who can collect, organize and make sense of that information to guide business decisions. Big data analysts are in demand in all industries from healthcare organizations to government agencies.

  2. ​​Blogger/Web Content Strategist

    The days when writing was as easy as putting a pen to a sheet of paper are long gone. While it’s still a creative process, writing for the web also involves developing strategies for content and keywords that can bring high rankings on search engines, without compromising the content’s quality and substance.

  3. Mobile Apps Developer

    Thanks to the invention of smartphones, now there are apps for virtually anything we can imagine. Industries such as fashionmusicretail and many more need specialists who can develop fun, useful and interactive mobile apps to increase engagement with the public.

  4. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist

    Because search engines drive most of our Internet activity, organizations need SEO specialists that will analyze, review and implement changes to their websites to improve page rankings on major sites like Google and Yahoo.

  5. Social Media/Online Community Manager

    Most organizations today have a presence on popular social networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. With so many updates and so much data coming in every hour, social media managers have to administer all online interactions and provide valuable content to followers.

  6. User Experience (UX) Designer

    ​Whether they're designing mobile apps, games or other software, user experience designers always keep the audience in mind to make their final projects easy to use and visually appealing. Organizations need user experience designers to make sure customers keep coming back to their sites and use their apps again.

Tech changes all the time and we can only wonder what hot new jobs it will keep creating in the future. So before choosing your major, make sure you're in the know about what the hottest and most in demand tech skills will be after you graduate high school.

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