2006 was a simple year.

The year that celebrations were held in around the world for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; the year when Twitter was born; also, a year when Pluto was demoted to ‘dwarf planet’ more than 70 years after its discovery.

Ahh yes, 2006. What a happy, eventful year. Most importantly, it was the first year any of the following jobs started to exist. Life is so cool.

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YouTube Stars are the new celebrity, and for a lot of us are just as big as the “regular” celebrities that we know from movie and TV. What makes them so popular? The original comedy skits, informational pieces, or collaborations that they put out every week on their channels. They even get paid from company endorsements. Talk about a cool job.

Hoverboard Tester

The idea of the hoverboard has been around since the movie Back to the Future; but it was only in 2014 that the first one was ever made, funded by a Kickstarter campaign.

App Developer

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Apps first became available through third-party app stores in 2008. The term “app” is a shortening of the term “application software”. It was even listed as “Word of the Year” by the American Dialect Society in 2009!  Since the iPhone was introduced in 2007 (and the Android not that far after), there have been more than a MILLION apps put up for sale in the App Store and Google Play.

Cat Café Owner

The opening of the first Canadian cat café, Le Café des Chats, happened in August 2014. Cat cafés are an alternative way to showcase cats that are up for adoption. Patrons can come enjoy pastries and coffee as they interact with felines that are ready to find their forever home.

Uber Driver

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Uber was first founded 6 years ago, in March 2009, by founders Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp, and Paulina Kopinska. If you haven’t heard of Uber (where have you been), this revolutionary app that lets you choose your ride and set your location for pickup. The best part is, you’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details, and can track their arrival on the map (so much cooler than a taxi). When it comes to working for Uber, what’s so great about being an Uber Driver is YOU decide when and how long you want to work, which is perfect for a student lifestyle.

Self-Checkout Grocery Attendant

You’ve probably noticed an influx of self-service checkouts; as of the end of 2008, there were 92,600 self-checkout units worldwide. The number was estimated to reach 430,000 units by 2014. You’ve also probably noticed an attendant there to help with any troubleshooting – yup, that’s a new job.

iPhone Emoji Creator

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Sure, emoticons have been around since for a while now (the first emoji was created in 1998 or 1999 in Japan by Shigetaka Kurita), but iPhone Emojis are something special – they use a universal standard called Unicode, and have a look and feel that is extremely distinctive (bold colours, and a glossy finish). Since the release of the 1st generation iPhone was June 29th, 2007 – official iPhone emojis would have come into existence sometime shortly after that.

Zumba Teacher

Zumba, a latin-inspired dance craze, came onto the scene in early 2000. However, this now crazy popular way of getting in shape only became a main-stream workout in 2007.

What crazy career do YOU think will pop up in the next 5 years? Comment down below!

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