7 Tech Jobs That Don’t Feel Like Work

May 15, 2015

8:00 pm

The tech industry is a booming enterprise where the experienced professional can earn enough to live a comfortable lifestyle, to put it modestly. Still, money isn’t everything, and oftentimes, those buried in the tech industry begin to wear out. If you love working with technology related fields, but are a little tired of what you’re currently doing, here are a few tech jobs you should consider.

  1. Social Media Manager

Successful businesses in 2015 are all about the social media scene. They know how to manipulate each network to gain followers, build brand loyalty, and drive conversions. That being said, a successful social media campaign is a lot harder than it sounds, and it requires a high skill set.

The most successful social media managers have a degree in something technology related. They know all about coding, programming, and catering to the user experience. A little background in graphic design and the Adobe Suite doesn’t hurt either. If you’re looking for a fun job that will allow you to practice your tech skills on a daily basis, start looking around for a social media manager position.

  1. Entertainment Manager

Most people don’t realize how much programming and technology goes hand-in-hand with entertainment. It takes a great deal of detailed computer work to create a high quality show. It also takes a highly talented, tech-coordinated individual to manage the production of such shows.

Entertainment managerial work is fairly easy to come by, whether you’re looking for a full-time position or the occasional gig. If you’re looking for a full-time position, consider applying at a local television station or on the set of a production company, such as Universal Studios.

If you’re looking for the occasional gig to break up the monotony of work, try applying for local productions or high-quality talent shows. For example, Michael Palance, executive producer of the reality show “My Hollywood,” hosts a biannual talent showcase every year. Gigs like these are the perfect way to do something fun on the side, while still keeping your full-time position, and producers always need great tech teams to help them successfully produce talent shows and other entertainment performances.

  1. Communications Specialist

From fielding journalism questions to publishing content on the internet, communications specialists enjoy a fast-paced lifestyle full of exciting new prospects. A communications specialist is at the forefront of everything content related, from searching out great stories to publishing them online.

This job is more on the communication and information side rather than technology, but there will be enough development, coding, and programming involved for you to keep up with your skillset.

  1. Digital Marketing

If you love the user experience side of technology, you’ll love to spend some time in digital marketing where you can use your expertise to spread the company name through web development and design.

By employing SEO best practices and practicing excellent website development techniques, you can switch to a highly entertaining career that challenges your creativity as well as your memorization.

  1. Networking Professional

Some people don’t love practicing their skills nearly as much as they love teaching about them, and if this sounds like you, you might be interested in a networking job. This position applies most to tech professionals when it involves a company performing some type of tech service for a client or customer.

Your job would be to smooth relations with clients and customers through social media and open lines of communication. You’ll spend a lot of time explaining the concepts of a particular tech service and make sure that the client understands and approves the service being performed.

  1. Blogger

Yet another great job for those who love to teach about anything tech related, blogging could be an excellent break from an otherwise monotonous technology related job. You’ll be responsible for writing, editing, proofreading, and often publishing content for SEO purposes. There’s great money in it for bloggers who have a certain specialty, especially for those specializing in the tech field.

  1. Sound Engineer

There are many venues that need sound engineers, from hospitals to houses of worship. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a job in this upbeat career that’s all about designing and running sound systems according to the needs of the company. Basically, your job lets you play music and design sound architecture all day long.

Your technology job no longer needs to feel like work. With such a wide array of options in each of these tech-related fields, you can find a well-paying job without the stress of your original position.

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Drew Hendricks is a professional business and startup blogger that writes for a variety of sites including The Huffington Post, Forbes and Technorati. Drew has worked at a variety of different startups as well as large advertising agencies.

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