Social Media SpecialistEmployment
According to Simply Hired Job Trend Data, the number of Social Media job posts have increased by 38 percent since October 2011. "A background in marketing, computer techology, copywriting or journalism is often a plus in landing Web 2.0 jobs. Pay rates are all over the place right now in this emerging field, but good pay is already to be found, with full-time jobs ranging from $45,000 to six figures (ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource)."
A social media marketing specialist oversees the implementation of different social media programs for clients. You will also need strong writing and grammer skills, as you may be assigned to blogging or other writing for potential clients. You will be expected to have quick turn-around on projects and be a multi-tasker. You must thrive in an entrepreneurial setting, be able to accomplish tasks on your own or as part of a team. You must be a self starter and have strong project management skills. You must already understand authentic marketing.
Potential Job Titles
- Social Media Marketing Manager
- Social Media Developer
- Social Media Manager
- Social Media Director
- Social Media Analyst
Salary Data *
- Average Wage: $28.61/hour
- Top Earners: $42.59/hour
- * Source: Simply Hired
Gainful Employment Report
- Social Media Specialist - Certificate 20 credits