Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides those interested in social media with necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.
As positions in communications and social media continue to evolve, students can look forward to working in a dynamic industry that allows them to pursue a career in the areas of e-commerce, entertainment, colleges and universities, government, media, journalism, and non-profit. In fact, opportunities in social media are continuing to grow as established platforms are joined by new outlets.
Careers in Social Media comprises 24 lengthy chapters on a broad range of occupations including jobs such as:
- Advertising and Marketing Manager
- Software Developer
Job titles in social media are constantly evolving, so in this book, we’ve looked at the ways that social media jobs relate to three specific areas: Advertising and Marketing (which includes business management and development, market analysis, and fundraising); Communications (which includes writing, photography, videography, editing, and more), and Technology (which includes software and computer programming, project management, and more). This excellent reference presents possible career paths and occupations within high-growth and emerging fields in this industry.
Individual chapters range in length from 3,500-4,000 words and provide real-world insight into these professions, including:
- A Day in the Life
- Work Environment
- Education & Training
- Earnings & Advancement
- Employment Outlook
- Networking Contacts
- Areas with the Highest Employment Levels
- alongside Conversations with Real Professionals.
Interesting enhancements, like Fun Facts, Famous Firsts, and dozens of photos, add depth to the discussion. A highlight of most chapters is 'Conversation With' – a two-page interview with a professional working in a related job. The respondents share their personal career paths, detail potential for career advancement, offer advice for students, and include a “try this” for those interested in embarking on a career in their profession.
Back matter of this title includes a Guide to Holland Code, a General Biblioghraphy, and a Subject Index.
Careers in Social Media is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards.
This ongoing series serves as a stepping stone in understanding specific careers and provides a wealth of information on the education and training needed within each profession along with a look towards the future of the field with an informative employment outlook.