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20 TECH CAREER PATHS THAT DON’T INVOLVE CODING 

Tech is unquestionably the future. If you’re one of the millions of people about to start a tech career, you may be wondering what to do if you don’t like coding. Coding isn’t for everyone. While it’s a valuable skill, the learning process might not interest everyone. The good news is, there are many tech careers that don’t involve coding.

Below are 20 non-coding career paths you can consider

  1. UI/UX Designer

UI/UX design stands for User interface/ User Experience Design. UI/UX designers have two things on their minds “solving problems users have” (UI) and “creating aesthetically pleasing and interactive interfaces for users” (UX). This simply means designing products that solve the needs of a customer while giving them an amazing experience on the digital product. We wrote a blog post on what you should know while building a career as a UI designer and as a UX designer. You can also find the differences between both here

  1.  User Researcher

If you want to develop a product or software, you need to understand what the user needs. How does the user think? What difficulties do they have? What do they like/dislike? What would appeal to them? What solutions can be developed to solve the problems they have? These are some questions a User Researcher can find out about when developing a product/ service. Their job is useful to developers, product designers and the entire team.

  1. Product Owners

Product owners work with the development team to ensure work is done on the right terms. Simply put, they are the “voice” of customers. They prioritize customers’ needs by creating and managing the product backlog. They also work closely with the development team to ensure user experience is improved and prioritized. If you have good communication, analytical, and management skills you’d make an exceptional product owner. Storytelling is also a bonus. 

  1. Delivery Manager

Have good time management and problem-solving skills? This might be a good fit for you. Just like the name implies, delivery managers ensure products are developed and delivered on time. They are usually a part of the process of product development and may explain products to customers to ensure they are able to use the products effectively. 

  1. Business analysts

Are you passionate about businesses and building a data career? A career that allows you to merge these two is business analysis. As a business analyst, you simply need to analyze systems and processes in a business to identify problems, help the organization make informed decisions that lead to a solution. 

  1. Scrum master

Scrum masters are quite similar to project managers but they lead using Agile project management techniques. A scrum manager makes sure that all processes in the scrum team run smoothly. Just in case you’re wondering. Scrum is a framework used to develop, deliver and maintain products

7. Technical Writer

Depending on where you are working, knowing how to program can help you be a better technical writer. However, there’s plenty of technical content to write that has nothing to do with coding such as manuals, product press releases, instructions, or use cases.

8. Information Architect

Do you ever find yourself clicking around on websites and thinking “this could have been set up so much better”? This is the problem an information architect can solve! It’s another sub-specialty of design and user experience, this career focuses on optimizing the structure and organization of a website to improve the experience a user would have. 

9. Mobile Designer

Accessing a website on a smartphone or tablet is often a very different experience than seeing it on a larger screen. Mobile designers are there to make sure websites and apps can work well across a variety of devices. They typically work closely with UX and UI specialists as well as developers. 

10. SEO/SEM Specialist

Have you ever asked a question on Google search? For example “How can I get into tech?” What makes those responses on different websites pop out is Search Engine Optimization. Over six billion searches are made each day! Another one of LinkedIn’s most lucrative skills. Search engine optimization and marketing specialists are responsible for boosting a website’s organic ranking and turning some of those searches into traffic that converts. The job of a search engine optimization specialist is to make sure an organization’s content online is easily found. 

11. Marketing Automation Manager

Especially for larger companies, marketing automation is so important. They create and oversee marketing campaigns, including things like developing email funnels, nurturing strong leads, and working with marketing automation tools to reduce day-to-day busywork.

12. Business Analyst

Business analysts act as liaisons between developers and customers to translate client requirements into actionable tasks. In short, business analysts are the client-facing side of software development.

13. Technical Recruiter

As a recruiter, you’re responsible for finding, interviewing, and ultimately hiring tech talent– You are considered to be a special hiring manager for the tech space so you have to know enough to vet them properly.

14. Operations Manager

Operations managers help keep the company running smoothly. They might coordinate with contractors, organize the supply chain, and make sure that people and equipment make it to where they’re supposed to be.

15. System Administrator

Sysadmins work with the day-to-day operations of a company’s tech needs. They set up computers, backup files, create firewalls, and more. The best system administrators do have some coding ability, but you might be able to learn what’s necessary as you go.

16. Software Quality Tester

People in this career are responsible for putting the software through strenuous testing before it hits the market. If you’re good at using software and devising tests to try to break it, you’ll be a good quality tester.

17. Tech Support Specialist

Most tech support roles involve solving fairly simple problems. Depending on the company, it can require more highly technical troubleshooting, but in most cases, it’s more about your communication skills than anything else.

18. Software Sales Representative

As a field, sales is fast-paced, high-pressure, and very lucrative if you’re good at it and play your cards right. It’s not for everyone, but if you’ve got the right personality and a head for software, there are plenty of bonuses and commissions to be had.

19. IT Support Specialist: 

IT Support Specialists care for employees’ and customers’ hardware, software, and other networks/connectivity problems. Choosing this career would require a thorough understanding of different tech products, broad knowledge regarding software and network problems, and superior communication skills are all you need to become an IT Support Specialist.

20. Content Manager: A content marketing manager is an individual who looks after the company’s online content, including blogs, emails, landing products or website pages, social media, etc. They usually supervise a team of content writers who write engaging content on various topics, copywriters, video editors, graphic designers, etc.

Hope you found this list insightful. Tell us in the comments a tech job you’re hearing about for the first time. 

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