U.S. News & World Report notes that according to the job search site Indeed.com, 1220 jobs with "social media" in the title were posted in November, compared with 400 that were listed a year ago. Indeed reported that jobs with "social media" in the description likewise tripled over the last year, from 4,300 in November 2009 to 14,000 last month.
It would appear that the social media field will continue to grow in 2011, though experts warn that it may be a short term boom. Many companies are still struggling to determine exactly how to integrate social media and once they do, demand may drop off. However, in the short term, this may be a place of opportunity for those with solid skills.