We’re all raised on the idea that curiosity killed the cat.
Yet a natural inclination toward nosiness can be a fantastic asset for certain jobs. If you’re intrigued by the prospect of digging for dirt – or just fascinated by other people’s business – here are six jobs that will keep you snooping to your heart’s content.
1. Online Reputation Manager
Anyone who’s ever Googled themselves – and let’s be honest, who hasn’t? – will appreciate the work of an Online Reputation Manager.
Whether responding to complaints about a company’s product or scrounging up Facebook photos of a celebrity inhaling something strange, online rep managers strive to create a spotless online image for their clients. And that means you spend lots of time playing online detective to proactively scour, downplay, or explain away any scandal, slander or simple misinformation.
For public relations specialist positions like this one, demand is skyrocketing – with expected growth at 24 percent or higher by 2018.
Average salary: $39,000-$72,000
2. Gossip Columnist
Tracking down every juicy detail of a celebrity’s life is all part of the daily grind for a gossip columnist.
Combining journalism with a heavy dose of creative speculation, you schmooze with A-listers and confer with “unnamed sources” to bring readers the latest on who’s on bump watch and who’s in rehab.
This could be a dream job for some inquisitive folks, but there’s serious competition and relatively low demand for this job. So if
writing about the latest exploits of Branjelina gets you jazzed, prepare yourself for a long professional slog.
Average salary: $25,000–$51,000