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Kim’s Opinion: Top tech jobs that pay big money

For quite awhile, it seemed that the best — or only — tech jobs were in programming. Without the requisite background, the technical world seemed off-limits to other folks.

But those days are turning, and the job options are broadening.

If you’re wondering where the best jobs are in tech today, think linguistics, security and social media.

Working in the tech industry is fantastic. The pay is great and things move at a crazy pace. Here are a few new careers to check out.

First up, Ethical Hacker. You try to break into company computers and networks and find security vulnerabilities. The pay is about $85,000 a year.

Cyber Security is hot with starting salaries around $70,000 a year. A Data Storyteller works to make artificial intelligence sound more human, and you’ll earn about $75,000 a year. Or be a Chief Listening Officer and monitor a company’s conversations on all social media and engage brand awareness and loyalty programs. This job pays close to $150,000 a year.

If you’re looking for a career in technology, it’s not about the coding anymore, and that’s great news for the rest of us.

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