Internet Marketing Makes the Grade

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Yahoo! HotJobs posted an article today that lists the top five jobs in so-called “uncertain” times.  That is to say, these are a selection of jobs that are bound to stay solid in this kinda-sorta recession thing we have going on lately.

And yes!  For the first time since I’ve read one of these lists – and I read them often – they have gone beyond the standard engineer, nurse, financial analyst, etc., positions that always make it to the top five.  This time, a new one caught my eye:

Internet Marketer ($53,000) — from Internet Marketing Specialist ($43,000) to Internet Marketing Life Coach ($203,000)

Online marketers, also called eMarketers or Internet advertisers, work in a lively business sector that changes every day. One of those changes, according to the BLS 2008-09 Occupational Outlook Handbook, is continued growth. “Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager jobs are highly coveted and will be sought … In particular, employers will seek those who have the computer skills to conduct advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales activities on the Internet.”

I’m happy just to know that my field (and passion!) finally made the cut.  After all, marketeers deserve recognition too!


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