Cool 'Tech' Jobs: 5 New, Fast-Growing Careers That Pay Well
If you're like many Americans lately, you've probably struggled to find a job. But there are some cool, interesting and high-paying jobs in technology that offer lots of opportunities. In fact, many employers complain that they're having difficulty filling these jobs.
Why? In large part it's because some of these positions are in new, high-tech fields, jobs that came into existence only recently with the creation of electronic tablets, smartphones and social-media sites such as Facebook.
But many of these jobs don't require workers to have years of experience.
A few don't even require technical training.
Evan Cunningham, 24, who holds degrees in political theory and media studies, was able to land a job as social media manager for Pabst Brewing Co. "It made it easier because I'm young, and people assume you know what you're doing," he told the Los Angeles Times.
So what are the cool tech jobs that pay well and offer lots of opportunities -- and don't require tons of experience? With the help of CareerBuilder, AOL Jobs uncovered the five top choices.
And while a few of these jobs require a specific degree, others don't. Check out the gallery below to see if any could be a match for you.
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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.
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