LinkedIn supplied us with great research on today’s leading job titles.

It’s crazy how time flies. iPhone and Android have just developed in the last 5 years. Fitness has become huge too! Through apps – you can have a coach, a meal plan or even a tracker. Oh and who knew that browsing social media is now a job? Managing a cloud?Is that even possible? Doesn’t that have to do with the weather? If so then please make it warm?!?! HA, just joking obviously. These are real positions REAL job listings. Below is a summary of researched information. You’ll see how much changed in only 5 years.

Take a look!

Scroll down and there is LinkedIn’s presentation of the Top 10 jobs that didn’t exist 5 years ago. 


March of 2008, Apple announced  “iPhone OS ” and released it’s first iPod touch. In June 2010, they changed it to “iOS”. In 2011, iOS made up 60% of smartphones and tablet computers. According to wiki, last year 12,634 people were iOS developers when 5 years ago it was 89. Pretty amazing growth, right?  


During the same time Apple released iOS Google released android. In 2008 Google released it’s first handset. Since then Android Developer has become HUGE. In 20o8 only 53 job titles. According to wiki, last year over 10,000 job titles were listed on peoples professional profiles.


ZUMBA became popular in 2000. In 2008 is when you started seeing ZUMBA studios ALL over the United States. Also there are numerous conventions thrown throughout the US to continue the trend. It is truly an amazing workout – good instructors are key. According to wiki, in 2008 there were only 16 people listed as ZUMBA Instructors, in 2013 there’s over 6,000!


In the early 2000’s so many social networks were invented. Before these networks people were generally hired for plain old marketing purposes. With the two combined you have Social Media Marketing – that’s where Social Media Intern comes in. The ones who are generally hired for this position are the ones who grew up with social media. 


Data is increasing and we need someone to make sense of it all. That is where Data Scientists come in. That’s really all there is to this one. 


Internet makes information easily accessible from our phones and tablets to our laptops. We have amazing portable devices that can provide us with information from getting directions through GPS to restaurant info. With the internet increasingly becoming more in demand it will have to be quicker and more user friendly. These designers dedicate every SECOND of their time and effort to build websites, apps and gadgets to make our lives cooler and easier. This will definitely grow as technology grows.


These guys are the ones that develop the data for more than just a phone and/or tablet. They are working on data for homes and cars along with other objects. This job title came about in 2008 and grew about 3,000 times SINCE then. (according to wiki)


Sounds ridiculous but it is an uber successful health, nutrition and workout business. There’s a website called beachbody.com. If you’ve heard of P90X than you know of beach body because that’s who invented it. When you belong to the website you get a coach. Not just an automated system – and ACTUAL coach that will personally contact you and guide you through your journey. I use it and I love it. Completely irrelevant BUT – I’m so happy it’s on this list because it deserves the credit. According to wiki, in 2008 beach body coaches just “existed”. NOW it has about 3,000 job titles.


First of all there’s a school to become a Certified Cloud Specialist – that definitely did’t exist before. Anyways these specialists make saving personal files and information in general more reliable. According to wiki, since 2008 job titles have grown from 194 to a little over 3,000. 


The growth of social media and internet are increasing rapidly and with that there’s more of a need for Digital Marketing Specialists.


Ttop 10 job titles that didn't exist 5 years ago infographic by linkedin


My Opinion On The Big Game

Before I start this “rant,” here’s a little back story if I may. I’m a girl who’s never really been into sports that is, until I met my fiancée. Now being the insane football fan that I am (by association of course), I took it upon myself to do some research because quite frankly I’m a little upset that the biggest game of the season is taking place at MetLife stadium, literally a half hour from me, and MY team isn’t playing in it!

So, in my opinion, The Big Game specifically has hit a new high this year in both positives (sarcasm) and negatives (but mostly the latter).

Let’s start off with positives shall we: The tickets are a lot cheaper than normal, but do you want to know why? Well that’s because both teams playing are from the West Coast and its negative four degrees outside. All I have to say is HOW? HOW are none of the East Coast teams represented? Especially when it’s taking place in MetLife stadium this year? One last positive is that it is The Big Game, and no matter what it’s a fun time of the year all around.

So now here are the negatives:  As always when entering any sports arena or venue, we ‘the fans’ feel like we have committed a crime well at least I do. Whether it’s getting patted-down like crazy or rummaging through your bags with random searches. I’m not sure what’s scarier- not expecting it and being slightly caught off guard when it happens, or the fact that it’s a 20year old girl performing the frisk itselfDon’t get me wrong, I am ALL about taking proper precautions to keep our safety as fans a top priority but still to this day I feel violated- not cool.

As we all know, tailgating is the “pre-game” of any event and the official start of EVERY football game. Even if you aren’t physically attending the game, you are definitely having some sort of drinking / eating type of party either at home in your man-cave or at the nearest bar or local watering hole right? C’mon let’s be honest with each other here. For most of us Sunday Funday is our cheatday, which gives us an even more obvious reason to look forward to it. My point is, if you’re going to the game then YOU’RE GOING TO TAILGATE! Best of all, you are with your friends and/or family and just rockin’ out having the best time EVER!

Now listen up, because I have some upsetting info ahead so please grab a hold of yourselves (because I know I had to). For those of you attending the game this weekend, guess what ?… TAILGATING IS NOT ALLOWED. Yes sir, STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Oh, but if you’d like to ‘pseudo-Tailgate then you must do so in your car! Wait, What? Yup you heard it correctly you know, just grill up some burgers and cheese fries, get some flip-cup going and have a few beers in your car– doesn’t sound hard or potentially dangerous at all. But wait, it gets better- if you decide to take your own vehicle you must not only spend $150 per car, but you should probably leave now because the traffic is going to be horrendous. Nope, you cannot take a cab or limo- can’t even go by horse & buggy or magic carpet ride if you’d like. Maybe get dropped off? Sorry, you can’t (shoulder shrug). Whatever means of transportation you are thinking of taking to make things easier, stop thinking about it because everyone else is also. Finally… Oh right- YOU JUST CAN’T! 

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Wow, is there more?”– ummm yea there’s more. The NFL has an approved shuttle system that you have the ability to utilizeGood thing this aforementioned shuttle system is for You and only You Mr. High-flyin’ VIP… NOT. You and the five million other people who are looking to pack into that shuttle at $51 a pop. Not $48 or $50, but $51 so be sure to carry some singles on ya. If you are a commuter already, does this sound at all appealing to you? I know for me, being a commuter myself, it sounds like a bunch of CRAP. Definitely not my idea of spending a Sunday Funday. I mean make no mistake that if my team were playing then that’s a different story entirelyyet even so I don’t think I’d chance it in all honesty. (Side note: my team clearly isn’t playing so I say Booo- thumbs down). At this point the game looks better from the my vantage point of sitting on my couch watching on my TV. Sounds way more appealing and A LOT cheaper than all of this craziness that will ensue. 

According to ‘Sports Illustrated the NFL had “logistic concerns,” but now let’s think about this… shouldn’t they be prepared for something as “crazy” as The Big Game? Is this not something that they should have mastered at this point? Especially since they have about twenty weekends of madness every season? So I think the NFL caught onto the fact that people aren’t as dumb as they think (or look) because now they are worried about “security”, which goes back to our transportation issues and most of all TAILGATING. It’s money at stake- that’s what it’s always been about and always will be. Period.

Is it wrong to think that soon football, and sports in general, will probably explore a Pay Per View format? Will The Big Game become as expensive as ‘Wrestlemania?’ Will we be forced to purchase one ‘mega-game’ a month, like we do for boxing matches and UFC bouts? 

How about this NFL- I’m definitely going to WALK to the game… from my bedroom to my living room 😉

And one last note– Who are you rooting for and why? Seahawks or Broncos (for all those local Seattle / Denver fans in NYC haha)?


FUN FACT: History continues as it has every single year wherein NO hosting city has ever had its own hometown team play in the game. The closest have been the Rams (who were in Los Angeles and played in Game XIV in Pasadena) & the 49ers (who played in Game XIX in Palo Alto).