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CareerBliss Releases the Top Ten Hottest Jobs in Social Media

(September 26, 2011) Facebook and Twitter Are Helping Catapult the Careers of Many in Social Media - New Data from CareerBliss Shows Which Jobs Are Booming in this Growing Niche

CareerBliss, the leading online career community helping people find joy and success at every step in their careers, announces new data revealing the hottest jobs in social media. Beyond just a "Like," these careers are ranked by the number of job openings in the US for each job type and the position's average annual salary.

Coming in first overall are content managers, who direct the type of messages that a company distributes on their social media channels, with more than 1,500 job openings and an average salary of more than $59,000 a year.

This job ranks number one on The CareerBliss Top Ten Hottest Jobs for Social Media. Following behind those who help create and disseminate information on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, are social media managers, who ranked second, followed by social media coordinators and product managers to round out the top ten.

Top Ten Hottest Jobs in Social Media

Ranking Job Title Job Openings Average Salary
1 Content Manager 1,573 $59,678.00
2 Social Media Manager 1505 $54,455.00
3 Social Media Intern 754 $34,660.00
4 Social Media Specialist 539 $47,443.00
5 Director, Social Media 477 $74,590.00
6 Social Media Strategist 470 $60,800.00
7 Social Media Coordinator 327 $40,519.00
8 Social Media Account Manager 220 $51,875.00
9 Social Media Analyst 169 $43,571.00
10 Social Media Product Manager 129 $90,000.00

Heidi Golledge, CEO and Co-founder of CareerBliss says, "Due to the meteoric rise in the popularity of sites such as Facebook and Twitter, we are seeing a surge in social media jobs. Companies now realize that their brand presence and communication on social media channels are just as important as what they communicate on any other traditional marketing channels. The need for experts who are familiar with building communities and engaging with brand advocates is a huge priority for companies. The CareerBliss data offers insight into a trend that will only increase in years to come. Social communities surrounding companies, products and brands are something that is now part of our everyday culture."

Social media jobs vary more than ever before. Social media careers include positions where individuals are strategizing on how to best communicate a company's brand on their social channels, to those who focus on community building and marketing through social media as well as individuals who help create social media products and applications to better optimize communities both on and off the web.

Matt Miller, CTO and Co-founder of CareerBliss, "Social media jobs do not just mean someone sitting and posting on Facebook. Careers in this field are an integral part of a company's overall communication and web presence plan, as many search engines now consider social media interactions as part of their rankings. We see jobseekers in this field being placed in marketing agencies, or working directly for a company or brand, as well as individuals who work for social media application companies which are growing every day. It's an exciting time to see this field expand."

The CareerBliss data evaluates all social media jobs from 2009-2011. The CareerBliss ranking is determined by analyzing open job listings under the category of social media for 2011. There must be a minimum of 100 jobs in a category to qualify for this data set. The average salary is derived from salaries listings from 2010 - 2011. Salaries are determined by their annual average per job category. More than 21,000 job listings were analyzed for this data.

About CareerBliss
CareerBliss is an online career community designed to help everyone find happiness in the workplace. An information hub for everyone who works, employers, job seekers and recruiters, CareerBliss offers the ability to find out what makes them happy and the ability to seek that out in other jobs or improve it in their current one using our PhD Board of Advisors, more than six million independent company reviews and salary comparisons, and more than three million job listings.

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