Our lifestyle has been changed tremendously over the past ten years. Advanced digital technology has changed almost all aspects of our lives, from the way we work, we learn, we play, and to the way we socialize. Technology has influenced our lives to such an extent that we cannot even imagine a world without PCs, laptops, internet, smartphones, etc. This ever emerging technology together with other factors like recession, cultural shifts, and changing demographics have successfully created numerous new and interesting career fields that never could have existed before. Many people have not even heard about various fresh promising industries and positions where one can show his/her skills without facing much competition. Such ten amazing jobs that did not exist ten years back are given below. Choose one of these latest jobs and do something uniquely appealing.
1, Mobile App Developer
With the ever increasing number of mobile phone users, the mobile application market is also in great demand and this has resulted in numerous job openings for mobile app developers across the globe. The main function of a mobile app developer is to design and implement the software code that would enable the phone or tablet to perform specific tasks, based on the client’s specs. An application developer works in a team with other software professionals like system analysts and engineers for developing various apps in different categories like social media network (facebook and twitter) and games (Angry birds). Normally, the employers need a bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineer, having proper knowledge of computer programming languages, to hire a person as a mobile app developer. With adequate qualifications and experience, a capable individual can earn a handsome salary for this job.
2, Social Media Manager
The popularity of social networking sites has presented a new interesting job called social media manager. Social Media Manager jobs are very much in demand now. The main function of a social media manager is to effectively create a particular company’s presence on different social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and others. It’s the responsibility of a social media manager to manage advertising and customer outreach of a company through social networking sites and websites. He/she is actually an online marketing person who increase sales and find new customers for a company using websites. The person works together with the PR (Public Relation) and marketing people of an organization. A social media manager must post updates about their products and employees on daily basis and also track internet traffic and interactions. He/she must also work as an advocate of the company on sites and provide answers to the queries of the customers. High interest in social networking sites, good technical understanding and friendly behavior with people are the major requirements for becoming a social media manager.
3, Educational or Admission Consultants
An educational or admission consultant is an expert who helps students, parents and even organizations with their educational planning. A higher education admission consultant is a great help for those students who are confused about which colleges and universities would given them the best educational values. These consultants help the students in picking up the best educational program and also increase their chances of getting admission to preferred colleges. Initially, a consultant conducts a meeting with the client or client’s family. With the help of a personal interview, the consultant would come to know about what program or school or college he/she is interested in. Then the consultant starts to work with the client and help him/her to achieve the educational goal. The consultant assists the students in filling up the applications, receiving recommendation letter from teachers or other professionals, etc. Plus, a consultant prepares the students for the interview (if any) by conducting a mock interview. A college degree, patient approach and teaching aptitude are the major requirements for a person to become a successful admission consultant.
4, Elder Care
Elder Care is one of the fastest growing employment zones in the health care industry. The role of a person doing the job of an elderly care worker is to provide a secure environment for elderly patients and meet their medical as well as emotional needs. To take up the job of an elder care provider, you are required to have experience with various diseases that generally affects the senior citizens like bone disorders, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. One must have proper knowledge about how to treat those diseases. An elder care provider must regularly look out for the symptoms of common diseases that are related with aging. Moreover, an elder care provider must have proper communication in a very caring and understandable way with the patient and/or family members. Another important thing for an elder care is to make sure that he/she never hurts the patient’s dignity and independence. Elder care providers should help the senior citizens with their daily needs like personal cleaning, cooking, dressing, and even for some basic things like getting out of bed or walking.
5, Sustainability Expert
A sustainability expert act as a consultant for a company whose main purpose is to promote practices that helps in conserving the environment and natural resources. Not just companies, a sustainability expert works for several clients including governments, corporations, cities, small businesses, organizations, or even individuals those who are willing to reduce their ecological footprint. Nowadays, almost all companies hire a sustainability expert to analyze the way in which company runs, its energy consumption, the amount of waste produced, emissions management, noise and vibration control, setting up of recycling program and such a lot many things, in order to prevent any type of social & environmental risks and to increase its sustainability. On the industry side, a sustainability expert conducts a sustainability evaluation on the products like asbestos or lead used in the production. Another important job of a sustainability expert is to educate and guide the businesses and individuals on how they can lessen their bad impact on the environment. A degree holder in environmental science or business management field can take up the role of a sustainability expert.
6, Chief Listening Officer
Chief Listening Officer is another very interesting job related to social media. Just like a Social Media Manager, the role of a Chief Listening Officer (CLO) is to focus on blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc. When working as a CLO, you are required to keep track of all types of social media to know what the customers are saying about the company’s services and products. After that, you must pass on the complaints, ideas and tips, given by customers to appropriate departments within the organization. For example, if any user complains and gives an idea that the camera would work even better by using regular AA batteries instead of proprietary lithium batteries then it’s your responsibility to pass on the idea to the R&D team. Similarly, if any customer posts a bad review on the company’s Facebook wall then you will have to send this info to the Customer Service Director so that they can try to improve the situation. Because of the huge popularity of social media sites, almost all major companies and organizations are hiring a number of Chief Listening Officers.
7, Millennial Generation Expert
Millennial Expert is a very exciting job, which is also in high demand these days. The role of a millennial expert is to help young talents in achieving their full potential and goals. Companies and organizations of every sector and every size come across the challenges of employing and developing young professionals, and to prepare them to turn out to be future executive leaders. A millennial expert helps the company in facing these challenges by engaging in various practices that connects directly with the younger employees of the company. A millennial expert also works with the executive team of the company to improve their understanding about how to use the talent of young employees to make them high performers. As a result, the company would come to know how to lead their young talented professionals in an effective way. A millennial expert also teaches the company about the correct method of recruitment and developing the employers, especially the future leaders. This job is not only for young ones but also for elder employees who can use their years of experience to engage and motivate the new ones.
8, Cloud Computing Services
Cloud computing is the latest buzz word in the technical word. Cloud computing is the service in which one can easily employ the computing resources including both hardware and software that are delivered over a network (usually the internet). Its system diagram contains a complex infrastructure, which uses a cloud shaped symbol and hence the name of the service is given as cloud computing. It has amazingly changed the IT industry and generated millions of jobs in various categories. One such category is of cloud specialist. The role of a cloud specialist is to provide designs, manage troubleshooting of the cloud environment, engineering, and work as a team with other engineers and managers. A cloud computing architect undertakes a critical role to drive the design and also to implement them. They are required to interact with product manager, CTO, etc. for optimized solutions. The system engineer’s duty is to develop the agency’s cloud computing strategy, while a cloud alliance manager focuses on the overall management of cloud computing service provider. It has been said that the cloud computing service would generate around 14 millions of new jobs worldwide by the year 2015.
9, Market Research Data Miner
The traditional marketing research is all about evaluating the overall market of a goods or services, surveying customers about their likes & dislikes, and finding out customer’s responses to a new product. The tremendous growth of IT (Information Technology) has changed the traditional way of market research. Now a number of analysts are learning about the customer’s reviews, likings and buying habits by mining huge sets of quantitative data and using complex algorithms to find out patterns and its appropriate correlation. This new way of using data mining for market research has resulted in more effective marketing. People doing data mining make use of statistical techniques to determine the relation between different variables and factors in large data sets. The usual market researchers collect the required information and then prepare an apt sales strategy. The data mining is solely dependent on this information that already exists. In recent years, job opportunities as data miner for market research have indeed shown a remarkable growth. Anyone with advanced degrees and powerful quantitative skills, who can extract meaning from set of data, can become a data miner in market research field.
10, User Experience Design
Jobs in the User Experience Design field have increased steadily over the past few years, which corresponds an increasing demand for professionals in this industry. The main factor which decides the marketability of a product or service is a well designed interface. User Experience (UX) designers take care of this factor by designing and making the user’s interaction as easy and well-organized as possible. An UX designer is responsible to study and analyze how a user feels about a particular system by looking at various things such as ease of use, helpfulness, efficiency in performing tasks, etc. This versatile career needs elements of visual design, psychology, computer science and communications. Consequently, degree in one of the above mentioned areas can become a stepping-stone for you to become a user-experience designer. The most important skill that is required for a UX designer is to have proper knowledge about the systems and coding languages like HTML, Java, CSS, Perl and/or XML/XSL (depending on the specifics). Plus, expertise in programs like Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver and others are also very important.
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