5 Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Tuesday 5 August, 2014


I remember sitting in my Year 10 classroom, listening to a guest teacher try to offer us career advice. This was the year I got myself a Facebook account (I was an early adopter, I wanted anything my brothers had). Myspace was still the cool thing. Nokia waiting in my pocket, hoping to play ‘Snake’ any chance I got. The teacher is saying outlandish things like “you will be working in jobs that don’t even exist yet”. Is she for real? She had no idea what she was talking about.


Because, of course, my immediate thoughts about ‘futuristic jobs’ involves robot domination of the world. And yet, here I am, sitting at my desk performing a job that didn’t exist 10 years ago. Whoops.


Well. Here they are, five jobs that weren’t around 10 years ago. If they teach you anything, let them teach you that anything is possible, your thoughts may once be thought to be wild & out there but could one day become plausible!


1.   Zumba Instructor


This is my personal favourite! It has nothing to do with the rise of social media & the online craze but it’s rather a healthy fad that went viral (so to speak).


2.   Social Media Manager


Of course! Social media is now not only a tool to keep in touch with friends but a vital platform for businesses to communicate and advertise to their audiences. With that, companies are increasingly needing key people to organize and create their brands via social.


3.   Blogger


Not only do companies use regular blogs to provide relevant information for their market but also there are many lucky individuals that make a living via their blog. This could be travel blogs, cooking blogs, gardening…the world is your oyster. This would be a difficult task due to the huuuugggee amount of blogs on the interwebs!


4.   App Developer


With over 1.2 million apps existing in the Apple App Store alone, there is a slight increase (sarcasm intended) for the need of App Developers. Considering the iPhone was brought out in 2007, I’d say this is just the beginning of what’s to come!


5.   Sustainability Manager


Businesses now hire ‘sustainability managers’ to help them to manage the way their business affects the environment. I love this!  

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