5 High Paying Jobs that Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

5 High Paying Jobs that Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

Ten years ago if you told someone that you worked as the Director of Analytics; they would probably give you a quizzical look. That’s because that position didn’t exist 10 years ago. Advances in technology and business practices have created new high-paying job positions that were unimaginable 10 years ago. Here are some of the high-paying jobs emerging right now, according to PayScale data:

  1. Director of Analytics
    Median Salary $124, 300

Analytics directors oversee teams that examine data and look for patterns to help make business and policy decisions based on market knowledge and research expertise. They identify patterns based on aggregate data to find risks or opportunities, as well as make performance change recommendations.

  1. Data Scientist, IT
    Median Salary $111, 600

Data scientists manage and mine vast amounts of statistical data and create data models that provide insight about business processes. People with this job frequently have advanced degrees in computer science, and years of work experience in a related field.

  1. Mobile Applications Developer
    Median Salary $89,700

Mobile applications developers create and develop apps across a variety of mobile platforms, and have a foundation in programming languages such as C++, PHP, MS/SQL, Java, and Adobe. Mobile Applications Developers can work for tech giants or small startups, or even freelance, thanks to the versatile nature of this job.

  1. Information Security Analyst
    Media Salary $78,000

Whenever news of a data breach reaches the press, people start worrying about the safety of their personal information. What they don’t think about is how relatively rare such breaches are, considering how much data there is to protect. (How much is there? A lot. It’s measured in zettabytes.) For this, we have Information Security Analysts to thank. By analyzing potential security flaws and implementing policies, these workers keep personal data —and their employer’s bottom line — safe.

  1. Digital Strategist
    Median Salary $68, 3000

Well-versed in SEO and SEM and highly computer literate, digital strategists work with a team to analyze data and develop long-term goals for a company’s products. This is a job for a creative innovative thinker who understands technology and the people who use it.