The internet is the new stock market – at least where the big jobs are concerned. Those who know how to work things behind the scenes get some of the highest pay outside of the management grade. If you have always been fascinated by all things digital, and have the qualifications to boot, you too can become part of that elite group who makes more money in a week than their clerical counterparts make in a month. Here are some interesting careers in the digital field.
Take Marketing to the Next Level
Digital marketing is slowly taking over the real-estate previously dominated by Above-the-line and Below-the-line traditional marketing. Digital marketing involves promoting a brand name and/or company all across the internet, on social media, search engines, as advertisements and through official sites and pages. All you need is a diploma qualification in marketing to start work in agency. Since it’s an evolving field, most of what you use will learned on the job and marketers with over 2-3 years experience are highly sought after by digital media and marketing agencies for their skill. While it involves monitoring your work 24/7, it pays proportionately as well, so few people complain about the job.
Design What You See Online
A digital graphics designer makes even more money than the marketer because they make the bricks with which the marketer builds. Web developers also fall into this category of earning. Both these professions include using sophisticated software to either do web page design or to then develop that webpage or site.
Graphics designers can do all kinds of work from the very simple (such as social media posts) to the very difficult (designing CGI characters for animated movies) and are paid accordingly. Their jobs require creativity, skill and patience. Developers take web page design and turn it into a website or page by coding on the internet. These people enable the search boxes, the interactivity, the movements etc. on the pages and sites they develop.
Make the Software
The one who is paid more than all the above may well be the software developer, or the coder who develops the software that run on the internet. For instance, software developers build mobile apps for companies who want to expand their appeal by tapping another, younger market. The coders use computer languages to ‘write’ software that will then do something else for a user, like draw a picture or merge sounds and rhythms. Developing software takes a long time because each line of code must be tested and examined for errors – ‘bugs’ – and then fixed before distribution. The process is complicated and few software developers develop enough experience and skill to become the best in their respective fields.