Why you should start a career in Social Media Marketing

By Maria Onzain

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Are you thinking about starting a career in social media? 2017 will be a great year to get the right qualifications and take the first steps towards your dream job. The possibilities in the captivating world of social media marketing are limitless: you can work as a social media manager or data analyst in-house, but you can also become an advertising specialist or campaign manager working on the agency side or even start your own social media consultancy services.

The demand for social media jobs has increased exponentially since 2010. But this shouldn't take anyone by surprise when nearly one-third of the world’s population is regularly connected to social media and companies are raising their social media investment.

If you are into social media and you think you have the skills to become a social media expert, this infographic by Open Colleges is perfect for you. You will find some engaging facts about social media marketing and unique info about employment in this fascinating field. Some highlights from the infographic include:

- It is a slightly female dominated industry but fairly equal with 52.1% female employees.

- There is a major skills shortage for qualified social media marketers.

- If Facebook were a country, it would be the most populous nation on earth.

- Four online courses to develop your social media marketing skills.

Check out the full infographic to find out more about why it is such a great moment to start a career in social media marketing and how you can start your dream work.


Your career in social media marketing by Open Colleges

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