Top Digital Jobs to Keep an Eye Out For in 2021

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Top Digital Jobs of 2021 Summary:

  • The digital job market is thriving in 2021 as most (if not all) jobs were computer-based and remote work-proof pre-COVID-19.

As we all know, the pandemic has caused jobs across all industries to go remote. Many organizations have spent countless hours trying to adapt their line of work to a cloud or remote system. For the top digital jobs, not much adapting was needed since most of these positions were computer-based and primed for remote work before COVID-19.

The digital job market is thriving. Now is a perfect time to excel in a career within the digital space. Keep reading for our list of the top digital jobs in 2021.

Top Digital Jobs You Should Look Into This Year

1. Web Developer

A web developer is responsible for creating website designs and layouts. This position uses a combination of both design and technical computer skills to create websites that look great and function well. A good-looking website is one thing, but without proper security and functionality, a nice design is not enough for a website to be successful. Web developers ensure websites support clients’ needs and are simple for users to navigate.

A web developer must be well versed in graphic design in addition to having extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or any other coding languages. Web developers must also be strong communicators because they are often the ones bringing the ideas of clients to life. Most people are not familiar with website building or coding, so it is a web developer’s job to bridge that communication gap and ensure a strong website deliverable in the end.

Web developers get paid well for the work they do, earning anywhere from $60,000-$100,000 a year depending on the exact position.

Hire or get hired, check out these web developer resources:

2. Content Manager

Content managers are responsible for the production and upkeep of branded content, all while appealing to the audience. Whether they are writing blog posts, editing photos, or thinking of captions, content managers are always generating creative ideas to engage the brand’s target audience.

A job like this requires creativity and writing skills. Content managers should be knowledgeable of pop culture and current events to keep articles and posts both modern and tasteful. Content managers are often the voice of the brand and what the public sees and engages with, so it is crucial they have a strong understanding of the company’s goals and core values. Most content managers utilize a content management system (CMS) to stay organized when creating content strategies and schedules.

A job as a content manager can earn you anywhere from $59,720-$88,000 a year. Most people nowadays are well-versed in social media, making this a great digital job for someone without specialized training because the necessary skills are either inherent or easily learned.

Additional content manager resources for those looking to hire and those looking to get hired:

3. Email Marketer

Despite flooding inboxes, email marketing is an extremely effective marketing strategy. Email marketers use their knowledge of all things email marketing to drive traffic to company websites and build relationships with consumers. This position is responsible for building email lists, generating email concepts (and sometimes developing the actual email), and analyzing email campaign results.

Being an email marketer requires great organization and strong attention to detail. These marketers manage thousands of email addresses and create content that will be seen across a variety of devices. Developing successful email marketing strategies calls for extensive research, creativity, and metric analysis to maintain a lengthy email list. Strong email marketers have the potential to really grow a business and create lifelong customers for the brand.

Although not the highest-paying digital job on the market, email marketers can still earn anywhere from $54,000-$70,000 a year.

Check out these resources if you are interested in email marketing or need an email marketer for your company:

4. SEO Specialist

Search engine optimization (SEO) specialists are responsible for maximizing website traffic. SEO specialists analyze top-performing keywords relevant to the business as well as website metrics against competitors in the same field. From there, search professionals devise a keyword strategy to rank high on the search engine results page (SERPs), ultimately, drawing more people to the website.

SEO Specialists must be great problem solvers and balance strong writing and readability with optimized keywords. Top SEO specialists are up to date with current social media and software trends to stay relevant amongst search results. An SEO specialist requires a niche set of skills, but luckily, the skills needed to succeed in this digital job can be learned quickly.

SEO specialists can make $46,000-$65,000 a year, but oftentimes the role of SEO falls under general digital marketing positions, so it can differ.

SEO recruitment resources for the job search and the candidate search:

5. UX Designer

Our experience on apps and interfaces would be miserable if it were not for UX Designers. Through extensive research, user testing, and journey mapping, UX Designers figure out ways to make apps as enjoyable and easy to use as possible. To successfully do this, UX Designers must be knowledgeable in graphic design and well-versed in research techniques.

UX Designers must be patient and receptive because their job revolves around gathering detailed insights from users and turning their needs and concerns into a reality. User Experience is one of the most extensive and time-consuming digital jobs, but the lengthy produces unique and rewarding results based directly on consumer behavior.

UX Designers currently earn between $59,000 USD-$128,000 USD in the US, making it one of the most lucrative digital jobs to have.

Resources for those looking to hire or get hired in user experience:

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