The millennial jobs Judi can’t wrap her head around
Ten years ago if you told me somebody was an "influencer," I would think that meant that when they wore a pair of shoes, so did the other kids in the class. Now that's become a career.
Many jobs that millennials have in this day and age are difficult for us parents to understand. Fifteen years ago, we never heard of an app developer, an influencer, or a social media manager.
My son was a new media major his first year in college and I was sweating. How was I possibly going to explain to people every time the inevitable question was asked? It was hard for me to understand what "new media" was, so I was kind of relieved when he changed it in sophomore year, only the new major didn't really make sense to me either. In fact, that was the major that ended up to be the degree that he earned: ABA in "arts management."
My son now has a job and a career that he enjoys and it does have something to do with arts and it does have something to do with management, but I hesitate to explain it to people when they ask what he does for a living because I have a hard time understanding it myself. And that is the case with a lot of new millennial job titles.
Remember engineering? Political Science? Biology? Psychology? The college majors of yore have been overtaken by the new ones, and I'm just beginning to understand them. Over the last 10 years, new jobs have entered the workspace that have titles that many people don't understand: Content marketer, community manager, brand influencer, digital influencer. I have even known millennial's who have a hard time explaining exactly what it is they do.
But do it they do. Nerds, hipsters, intellectuals, bright, unusual "Aspie's" ruling the world in ways that some of us never even imagined. As someone once said: be very nice to the nerd in your life, because someday you will be working for him.
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