How Your Social Media Obsession Can Become a Career [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on June 13th 2013

How Your Social Media Obsession Can Become a Career [INFOGRAPHIC]
 

I don’t even have any good skills…. You know, like nunchuk skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.” - Napoleon Dynamite

According to this infographic, 30% of businesses lack skilled-employees to realize their social media potential. That number is probably understated, although I don’t think that the raw user numbers from social networks are a compelling argument for social media employment or whether businesses should be on social.  I think it does lay out the argument that there is plenty of potential around social media, though.

I’m curious to know your thoughts – is social media the profession of the future? Enough that someone should pursue a degree in the social  media arts? :)

social media career infographic

Infographic by the University of Florida
By bengt-re from Sweden (Bad parking skillsUploaded by Josve05a) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Jim Dougherty

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Comments

I think it most definitely is! I studied as a Print Designer who later got hired by a Web Design company (and I know nothing about Web Design). From this point on, I was introduced to the importance of Social Media for a business by desigining their cover photo, maintaining their updates etc. 

After I moved to Australia, instead of doing Graphic and Web Design, I am now a Social Media Strategist. People should definitely learn about the importance of Social Media when it comes to business marketing and advertising. Heck, I didn't even study for this and now it's my career :)