My fabulous coworker and I attended a killer conference last week, ConvergeSE. I highly recommend it to anyone in the UX and design industries! It was just the right size, incredibly well organized and the speakers were amazing!
One of the funniest parts of attending conferences for me, is seeing the incredibly diverse variety of job titles assigned to UX professionals. And often times, the titles, when explained, overlap in job scope significantly.
I met a UX Designer who primarily focuses on user research, a UX Designer who’s main job is content strategy, a UX Designer who only does interaction design, and another UX Designer whose sole focus is graphic design. I also met a Content Strategist who does interaction design, usability testing, and content strategy! Then you run into the ultra fun titles, like the Content Creationist, the Divine Designer and the Grandmaster UX Unicorn.
My point is, folks applying for jobs in the UX field should not be discouraged by job titles when they’re searching job boards. If you’re looking for a job in the UX industry, basically do a search for “UX” ignore the specific titles, and just read the job descriptions!