A lot has happened in the last 10 years. Facebook was invented in 2004, followed by Twitter in 2006. The iPhone entered the world in 2007, along with a chain of technology that just doesn鈥檛 seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Of course, with the slew of recent inventions comes a slew of just as recent jobs. Check out the list below for a collection of jobs that only started coming into the mainstream within the last 10 years.


Social Media Editor

If you鈥檙e on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest all the time anyway, consider this career. It鈥檚 more than just reading tweets though. A social media editor handles all the accounts for a company. They are in charge of maintaining a consistent voice and message throughout all the platforms. In a world where news is beginning to be ranked by algorithm and what鈥檚 trending, it is this editor鈥檚 job to figure out what to post, when to post it and how to post it.

iOS Developer

Thanks to Apple ruling the tech world, there鈥檚 an entire category of jobs dedicated to making things work on their products. An iOS developer composes apps for iPhones and iPads and are required to be fluent in Swift, which is Apple鈥檚 custom programming language. The field has grown over 142 times in the last five years, and it鈥檚 no doubt a lucrative one as well.


Zumba Instructors

Zumba was invented in the 鈥90s but skyrocketed to popularity in 2007, as fitness centers dedicated to the routine starting popping over all over the country. Zumba saw a 396% growth from 2008 and 2013. Instructors have to undergo a certification process and can usually find work at a gym where they鈥檙e paid a flat rate. (Photo via Zumba)

Twerk Team Dancer

Twerking entered the national consciousness in the early 2000s with the song 鈥淲histle While You Twerk鈥 by the Ying Yang twins. Miley Cyrus鈥 twerking espacades in 2013 made the dance form viral, and these days, twerk squads and teams can be found across the nation. Perhaps the most famous of them all is an Atlanta-based dance group called Twerk Team that formed in 2005. They started uploading videos of themselves twerking on YouTube and have accumulated over 547,000 subscribers since.


3D Designer

It鈥檚 estimated that 3D printing will become a $5.2 billion industry by 2020. Like drones, the concept has been around for years. The earliest technologies first became available in the late 鈥80s, but it wasn鈥檛 until January of 2009 that the first commercial printer was up for sale. The industry isn鈥檛 just limited to 3D art sculptures or nifty phone cases. The technology can also be used to print human tissue and even space food.


Wingsuit Flyer

Forget parachuting or even base jumping 鈥 wingsuit flying is the new extreme sport. It鈥檚 a combination of skydiving and hang gliding where flyers are fitted in suits that make them look like flying squirrels. Developed in the late 1990s, the sport uses an aerodynamic suit to achieve lift. Note that this isn鈥檛 for beginners; wingsuit flyers have to have a skydiving background and, according to a 2012 University of Colorado study, 72% of users have experienced a serious injury or death. Fly at your own risk. (Photo via Jeb Corliss)

Drone Operator

Drones have been around since after World War I, but they only came into vogue commercially in the last few years. Drone operator is now a mainstream job and some colleges, like Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, even have entire courses dedicated to the study. The pay isn鈥檛 too shabby either. An entry-level drone operator salary starts at a comfortable $100,000.


Selfie Stick Makers

The first patent for a selfie stick was filed in 2005. At first, they were met with ridicule, but these days, selfie sticks are a common nuisance sight at tourist attractions around the world. Of course, with demand comes supply, and there are entire manufacturing firms dedicated to making these take-it-yourself sticks. (Photo via Brit + Co)

Ridesharing Drivers

Ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber are great because they can easily be summoned by a touch of the phone and payment is automatic. It鈥檚 also an easy way to make a quick buck. The companies have also made it easier than ever to be one of these drivers. According to data from Uber, drivers in San Francisco earn an average of $23.52 an hour, and in Los Angeles it鈥檚 $16.98. Note that those numbers don鈥檛 account for gas or insurance.

Vape Dealer

The first electronic cigarette patent was filed in 1963, but it wasn鈥檛 until the 2000s that a medical researcher from China created the first e-cig with a battery. In the last couple of years, personal vaporizers hit the market. They鈥檙e similar to e-cigs but resemble a large fountain pen more than a cigarette and have more customization. In 2010, Vapor Spot on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles established itself as the world鈥檚 first vapor bar, and these days, you can find vape shops scattered across the United States with endless varieties of flavors and configurations.

Know of any other jobs that didn鈥檛 exist 10 years ago? Tell us about them in the comments below!