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The Rise of Social Media as a Career (Infographic) Jobs involving social media have exploded over the last three years. Here's a look at where the growth is.

By Kathleen Davis

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Five years ago, calling yourself a "social media manager" would likely have been met with a confused look and the assumption that you waste your time goofing off on Facebook. But over the last few years, careers in social media have exploded as companies realize the value of reaching their customers on the medium where they spend most of their time.

According to data from LinkedIn compiled by social marketing platform Offerpop, there has been a remarkable 1,357 percent increase in social media positions posted on LinkedIn since 2010.

For more on the rise of social media jobs, take a look at the infographic below.

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The Rise of Social Media as a Career

Kathleen Davis is the former associate editor at Entrepreneur.com.

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