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January 6, 2014updated 22 Sep 2016 11:02am

5 cool tech jobs

CBR takes a look at five of the best jobs in the tech world today.

By Amy-Jo Crowley

From phablets and speakers to sat-nav and apps, developments in the technology have brought about new ways of connecting that have made the world a better place today.

They’re also responsible for creating some unusual job titles, but if you find them interesting enough to pursue a career in, you could raise your chances of finding a high-paying job.

CBR has found some unusual job titles that could earn you over $100,000 (£61,000) a year.

Ethical Hacker

Ethical hacker

If the thought of breaking into computer systems excites you, why not use those skills in the fight for cyber security? An ethical hacker or white hat attacks a security system on behalf of its owner, looking for vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit. The job still entails the same methods used by cyber criminals but ethical hackers report the problems instead of taking advantage of them. The thrill is still there but all for a good cause, with an average salary of approximately $41,000- $114,000 a year.

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Erection Engineer

Ethical engineer

As deceptive as it sounds, an erection engineer oversees the budgetary concerns, safety regulations and time management of erection projects. More specifically, you provide the cost estimation to the contractor, determine the costs of all personnel involved in executing the erection and are accountable for creating a safe environment. Average salary from about $80,000.

Robotics Engineer


Imagine creating the design of a robot that could fly you anywhere you wanted to go or keep old and lonely company in care homes? If so, you might to work as a robotic engineer. Those with a knack for mechanical engineering, sensor data and algorithms could enjoy careers testing militaristic robotic systems, robot suits, rovers or domestic robots. As a robotics engineer, you have the opportunity to further advance these areas of study and perhaps one day to invent the robot that will buy you birthday presents and fly you to the Bahamas. Average salary ranges from $50,000 – $139,000.

UX Designer


What does a user experience designer do? They are focused on making a site, application, game or software more accessible for the user. If your skills include user analysis, wireframing, prototyping, architecture and interaction modelling and if you’re a good writer and graphic illustrator, this might be for you. Average salary starts from about $54,000.

Storm Tracker


Storms, storms, storms. Nobody likes them, but thanks to this special type of meteorologist, we can better expect when a tornado, rainstorm or blizzard could hit an area, safely preparing for it. The job entails data gathering on severe weather patterns, such as hurricanes, floods, thunder

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