10 Careers That Did Not Exist A Decade Ago

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The labor market has changed in the last 10 years, at the same rate in which technology and modern solutions have taken over our lives. Due to these breakthroughs, jobs that have been around for centuries have been quickly replaced by automated machines, but new jobs have emerged to take their place.

Here is a list of the top 10 most well-known jobs that did not exist 10 years ago:

1. Data miner

Being able to find, manipulate and interpret large amounts of data has become a key skill in today’s information-filled marketplace. With the quantity of global information doubling every 18 months, we can only guess that this domain will need more and more people.

2. Sales experts for new generations

For the first time in history, we have a generation born and raised in the Information Era: the Millennial Generation. Old selling techniques quickly become obsolete for them, thus gearing up the need for experts who understand how members of this generation act.

3. Chief listening officer

This job represents a one-up from traditional social media roles. Business communication has recently become two-way, increasing the need for a person who monitors how a brand interacts with the public.

4. App developers

The iPhone was first released in 2007, less than 10 years ago, if you can believe it. Since then, the market has exploded with needs of all the apps you can think of.

5. Cloud computing jobs

The first mention of the concept of “cloud computing” was made 10 years ago, in 2006, by Google. Since then, companies have permanently been on the lookout for experts who can correctly manage their web databases.

6. Educational consultant

The vastness of educational options, starting from pre-school and ending with universities and post-graduate courses have created this kind of job. People need advice in this matter nowadays, as they do in so many more.

7. Social media

Anything related to social media did not exist 10 years ago. In this time, the entire connection between the business world and consumers has changed, with social media interaction in the front lines.

8. Experts in sustainability

Simply put, the need for all business to tend to a greener existence has led to the creation of jobs which can aid with this. These roles are responsible with redefining and retouching existing processes to make them more environment-friendly.

9. Elder care

With the population aging quickly all across the globe, more and more people are required to take care of our elders. With the current birth rates sitting as low as they are, the need for these experts will only grow.

10. Crowd funding experts

The entire concept of crowdfunding is relatively new, and people who can translate a company’s description and products so they are appealing to the general public are in deep need. This kind of job combines business awareness with PR and marketing skills, all valuable skills at the moment.