Cool 'Tech' Jobs: 5 New, Fast-Growing Careers That Pay Well

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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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Greg Benison

I wonder if these pay figures are true salary figures, i.e. something you'd find on a W2 form, or if they take into account the increasing amount of this type of work that is done on a contract or temporary basis. Particularly for things like mobile apps, many employers seem interested in moving to the contract model. In this case the median is sensitive to how you define the population, because some people probably work on their mobile apps for only a very short time.

June 11 2012 at 8:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

well im in the 50 pluse age, And worked hard physically now with to new hip's and bad knees and lower back surgeys.Im faceing forced retirement disabilty from ssi. I have to find a new way to work so if I can get one of these tec jobs with some training. i would love to work. instead of living on others dime.

June 02 2012 at 3:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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I know you're probably serious...but a lot of jobs you wouldn't qualify for unless you took some spelling and English classes... You probably didn't need them on your past job, but nowdays you won't get a lot of jobs that you might want due to such atrocious spelling and English... Please take that as a well meaning suggestion...not a put-down... For most people with that problem, it was usually due to being taught to read with the "sight" method, rather than the old basic teaching... It's not your fault...

June 02 2012 at 4:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Here is something everyone can do and requires no degree.... But no one will is the sad part.
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June 02 2012 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Many don't require degrees? I saw the first 5 and 4 needed degrees! Another bogus report from AOL just to fill space.

June 02 2012 at 3:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is an ad for CareerBuider, not an article to help people in need of a job.

June 02 2012 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This artical is completely BOGUS. Most of these jobs didnt exist a year ago, How do you train for a job thats new now and will not exist five years from now ?

June 02 2012 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

agree with kathi ........ take some English courses per Heaven's Sake!!!

June 02 2012 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How about this for a new job? What about hiring people who can write an internet article that actually CONTAINS the material referenced in the headline? We sign on to read the article, only to have to link up to 10 different places just to get all of the info. It should be right in the body of the article!

June 02 2012 at 1:53 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Tom Zito

The headline says they don't require a degree. But everyone listed in the story does. So why are they telling us a fairy tale?

June 02 2012 at 1:51 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

put our future children in a cube, dumb it down with tech jobs and when the power grid is destroyed by the who ever has a bad day, we can forget about survival...

June 02 2012 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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