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Does where you live affect your odds of getting a job in SEO? Do large metropolises only seemingly have more SEO career opportunity until you adjust for population size?
Supply and demand – that’s ultimately what I’m after with this exploration. And while there has been research posted on the subject, it didn’t take into account the number of individuals vying for those jobs.
And why settle on “SEO” jobs, anyway? After all, there’s been legitimate acknowledgement of SEO becoming less of a job title and more of a key skill to have in a Swiss Army type of role. 1 Well, I’m glad you asked.
This research is about the present, not where we’re headed. Take a look at the number of United States job title postings from Indeed.com pulled in June 2016.
- title:”inbound marketing” OR title:”inbound marketer”- 61
- title:”content marketing” OR title:”content marketer” – 481
- title:seo – 899
In closely related fields, “SEO” is still the heavy favorite when it comes to job titles.
Heck, even my own position doesn’t have “SEO” in the title. ↩