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Q3 2022 Subcategory, Specialty, and Skill Updates

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On a rolling basis, we review and update the specialties and skills listed on Upwork to reflect the current trends and talents that members of Upwork have to offer. Often, updates involve simple renaming, merging, and corrections to streamline the experience and help improve metadata. These updates aim to provide clearer information, improved organization, and more accurate listings in our marketplace and your job searches.


This specific change focused on naming updates. All changes in the chart below are emphasized in bold and underlined. Additionally, we encourage you to view the exact change indicated in the change column. 






Accounting & Consulting


Business Analysis & Strategy

Rename from Business Analysis


Personal & Professional Coaching


Personal Coaching

Rename from Life Coaching

Admin Support


Market Research & Product Reviews


Other Market Research & Product Reviews

Rename from Other Research & Product Reviews

Customer Service


Customer Service & Tech Support


Rename from Customer Experience & Tech Support


Other Customer Service & Tech Support

Rename from Other Customer Experience & Tech Support

Design & Creative


Art & Illustration


Portraits & Caricatures

Rename from Caricatures & Portraits


Audio & Music Production


Songwriting & Music Composition

Rename from Music Composition

IT & Networking


DevOps & Solution Architecture


Rename from DevOps & Solutions Architecture


Solution Architecture

Rename from Solutions Architecture

Sales & Marketing


Digital Marketing



Rename from Search Engine Optimization

Web, Mobile & Software Dev


QA Testing


Rename from QA & Testing

To view all of our updates and changes to the category structure, check out our dedicated category, specialty, and skill updates page within the help center.