Technology and Employment – Top 10 Jobs Created by Technology
While a lot of people are complaining about the jobs that are now automated and no longer need to be performed by humans, technology has created a lot of positions as well. In this article, we will take a look at new technology jobs that did not exist in the past.
1. Uber Driver
This is an excellent example of technology creating jobs. Uber first appeared on the tech scene about ten years ago and is now one of the most valuable companies in the world. Even though we had regular taxis in 2009, customers were not able to see their location, pay with their phone, and rate the performance of each driver. They have created thousands of jobs all over the world and are expanding even today with the launch of Uber eats. Even though they are based in California, people from more than 400 cities and 70 countries can become Uber drivers. Currently, they have around 160,000 drivers all over the world.
2. Social Media Managers
After Facebook was launched in 2004, social media has become an indispensable part of our daily life. It has become one of the most important tools companies are using to reach wider audiences to increase the amount of sales opportunities and build relationships with their customers. Nowadays, businesses hire social media managers to create strategies and handle all of the various channels they are participating in.
3. Airbnb Host
The impact of technology on jobs is clearly evident with Airbnb. It allows people not only to monetize on their spare rooms but has ushered in a new job called an Airbnb host. If people have lots of extra apartments or multiple properties, they would like to rent out, they can live on this income and work for themselves. Also, if the owner of the property is too busy to handle all the tasks associated with renting out their apartment, they can hire someone to manage the process. This creates even more jobs.
4. YouTube Content Creator
If we stop and think about all the beauty vlogs, short films that are out there, it is easy to see why creating content for YouTube has become a full-time job. Also, given that the most famous bloggers and personalities earn millions of dollars from advertising revenue, this could be the future of jobs. If the stars of the videos cannot create the content themselves, they will have to hire someone who can, which creates many opportunities. YouTube has grown so quickly over the past decade that many people prefer to watch it more than television.
5. User Experience Designer
Even though we live in the digital age, a lot of people do not know all the processes that go on in order to create their favorite technologies. One of such jobs is the User Experience Designer. While innovative software development is essential, there also needs to be a smooth interaction between the app and the end-user. This is crucial because if people are having a lot of troubles navigating through the app, they will not think twice about switching to your competitor’s product.
6. Millennial Generation Expert
While it may be hard to believe that such a job exists, Millennial Generation Experts provide companies with insights about their changing workforce. Companies nowadays are taking on young professionals who have different values and priorities than their parents. Businesses are looking to build long-lasting relationships with these young employees so they can grow within the company and work for them for a long time.
7. Driverless Car Engineer
Ealy on, we mentioned how one company was creating driving jobs, but some companies are taking away such jobs as well. On the other hand, this is an example of jobs created by automation. Given all of the investments into driverless cars by companies such as Tesla and many others, it won’t be long until we start seeing self-driving taxis. There will be a huge demand for software developers and engineers to design and maintain these cars since a lot of people will want to experience it for themselves.
8. Drone Operator
While this may seem more like a hobby than a full-time job, an entry-level drone operator earns an average of $100,000 annually. Some universities are even offering courses on how to become a Drone Operator considering the salary and marketplace demand.
If you are having trouble setting up your computer or experiencing any difficulties with technology, you can hire a self-proclaimed “geek” to help you. If you need somebody to show you how to operate a certain technology, this is a much more cost-effective option.
10. MOOC Coordinator/Instructor
MOOC stands for mass open online courses, which have become very popular since they are much cheaper than traditional universities. Many companies prefer to send their employees to MOOC, thus creating the need for people to manage enrollments and the courses themselves.
In this article, we have looked at the somewhat tense relationship between technology and employment. A lot of people are worried about technology taking over their roles. However, as we have seen, internet technology jobs and many others are creating more opportunities and will continue to do so in the future.