The rise of the digital shift has made jobs very different from, say, a decade ago.
A recent global survey of 16,000 adults by LinkedIn found that one out of three parents had a hard time understanding what their child does for a living. 2/3 of the parents want to learn more, and half think they could support their child better if they did.
"Given all of the new types of jobs created over the past few years, it’s understandable that a lot of parents may not understand what their kids actually do at work each day,” said Pat Wadors, vice president of talent at LinkedIn.
You may not agree, but the survey found that these 10 jobs were difficult for parents to really understand, worldwide. Here they are in a rank, where number one is the most misunderstood job:
10. Investment Banker Tell your parents this: You hook up people who have money with people who need it, by helping companies issue bonds and equity shares and helping companies buy other companies.
9. Sports Team Manager Tell your parents this: You manage coaches and athletes to make sure your team wins. You also oversee practices, and make play decisions during the game. 8. Public Relations Manager Tell your parents this: You make your clients look good by coordinating interviews and providing information about them to the media.
7. Radio Producer Tell your parents this: You run a radio show, or a regular segment on one, by choosing music, booking guests, and patching callers through.
6. Sociologist Tell your parents this: You study people’s beliefs and behaviors by conducting and analyzing surveys and interviews. 5. Sub Editor Tell your parents this: You make sure any story (at your publication) that goes into print or on the web is readable and error-free, and help out with headlines and photos. 4. Social Media Manager Tell your parents this: You use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with the world on behalf of your company.
3. Data Scientist Tell your parents this: You analyze information collected from across a business, and identify patterns that would help its leaders make better decisions.
2. Actuary Tell your parents this: You use statistics to figure out how risky someone's past behavior makes them and estimate the cost to insure them.
1. User Interface Designer Tell your parents this: You design the parts of a website or software application that people actually interact with, for example, the button people click on to buy something.
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