25 Hot Careers That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

What did you want to be when you grew up? Astronaut? Movie star? Superhero? Whatever made your list, green marketer probably wasn’t on it–but that job may be on the lists of today’s youngsters.

Here’s a list of emerging careers that you (and your inner child) can get excited about. You couldn’t have daydreamed about any of these jobs when you were a child–because they didn’t exist then. In fact, they’re so new that, although they’re starting to be recognized, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t yet have data on them. If you’ve been looking for a new dream job or haven’t decided what you want to be when you “grow up,” these are 25 new options.

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A specialized business degree can help you obtain the skills you need to work in one of these professions.

1. Business continuity specialists plan and implement recovery solutions to keep businesses functioning during disasters and emergency situations.

2. Electronic commerce specialists analyze online buyers’ preferences and handle online sales strategies, including marketing, advertising, and website design.

3. Social media managers/strategists use social technologies like Facebook to reach out to customers, and they build social networks within companies.

4. Virtual concierges provide professional concierge services–for business or personal needs–with the convenience of being just an email away.

5. User experience analysts collect data on website usage and provide insight about users’ experiences by using psychological, computer-science, and industrial-design knowledge to test theories and draw conclusions.

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