7 In-Demand Marketing Jobs

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In the world of marketing, there are many different roles you can explore depending on your competencies and interests. Managers, web developers, graphic designers, writers, social media specialists, and analysts can all find a home in marketing.

Using Salary.com data, we provided the average salaries of seven in-demand marketing jobs. We also provided job description summaries so you can determine if your skillset matches up:

1) Social Media Specialist

What you’ll earn, on average: $50,225

What you'll do: Prepare and develop social media content to support and enhance the organization's brand and operations. This person monitors, posts to, and analyzes social media channels to build a community of followers and enhance interaction. This role may require a bachelor's degree in a related area.

2) Marketing Analyst I

What you’ll earn to start, on average: $50,944

What you'll do: Gather, analyze and survey existing and potential market data for promotion and distribution for an assigned region or product. This person also provides assistance and advice with marketing activities and materials. May attend, assist and support the company events related to marketing activities. This role typically requires a bachelor's degree.

3) Product Specialist

What you’ll earn, on average: $84,971

What you'll do: Monitor all aspects of a product lifecycle, including long- and short-term development and marketing. This person stays on top of trends in the marketplace to ensure the product's competitive position, and also interfaces with project managers and clients to determine the product's future direction. This role typically requires a bachelor's degree.

4) Search Engine Marketing Specialist

What you’ll earn, on average: $69,105

What you'll do: Develop, optimize, and execute search engine marketing (SEM) plans and campaigns to ensure revenue, budget, ROI, and other business goals are met. This person also analyzes data and identifies trends in order to expand and optimize database, and manages pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns. This role typically requires a bachelor's degree.

5) Content Specialist

What you’ll earn, on average: $66,819

What you'll do: Assist in the development and implementation of content on websites. This person also coordinates and integrates the work of writers and designers to help produce a final layout compatible with corporate standards. This role typically requires a bachelor's degree.

6) Marketing Director

What you’ll earn, on average: $135,968

What you'll do: Direct and develop an organization's marketing policies and objectives. This person oversees market research and designs marketing plans for specific products, services, or business lines. This role typically requires a bachelor's degree.

7) Graphic Design Specialist I

What you’ll earn to start, on average: $50,081

What you'll do: Use knowledge of current graphic design software to produce graphic art and visual materials for promotions, advertisements, films, websites, packaging, and informative and instructional material through a variety of media.

*Our salary data is constantly updated. Please use of Salary Wizard for the most recent salary projections.

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