10 Maker Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago


Wild to think how progressive the Maker community can be! And we love every second of it.

Originally posted on Make::

The pace of change has accelerated, so much so that you can now make a living doing jobs that didn’t even exist 10 years ago.

1. Quadcopter pilot

Recently on the ITP alumni mailing list there have been several job postings for experienced quadcopter pilots. These buzzing drones are increasingly being used in the commercial space for concerts and other outdoor events and the companies hosting those events need pilots. So in the last year or so a whole bunch of people who built and learned to fly quadcopters for fun, are turning it into their profession.

2. Crowdfunder

It took three years for crowdfunding site Kickstarter to have a project that topped the $1 million mark. But then, early February last year, two projects broke the $1 million barrier on the same day. Today, if you raise a million dollars, you wouldn’t even be in the top ten most successful…

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