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10 Non-coding IT and Tech Jobs

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ARTICLE SUMMARY

Sheekha’s here with her fantastic blog to reassure you that you don’t need to have tons of coding experience (or in fact, any at all) to get a great job in Tech or IT. Read on for her top 10 non-coding jobs.

Have you heard people say, ‘Tech is all about complex algorithms and programming languages?’ My guess is you have. I have started to hate the word ‘complex’. 

The minute you hear complex programming, I bet, you start to imagine someone coding on a screen that has dark mode turned on and looks like he/she is creating the next big app. Honestly, I don’t blame you. That is how you have been conditioned to picture tech and all things IT. I have news for you. There are a lot of jobs in the tech/IT industry that DO NOT involve any sort of coding or knowledge of ‘complex’ programming languages.

You heard that right. Yes, it is possible to have a career in IT without having to know how to code and yes, you can get in right now. There are variety of roles and each of them require different skill sets and you would be amazed at the number of options that are available.

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So, here are 10 interesting non-coding tech jobs for you.

  1. QA Engineer

Quality Assurance engineers and QA analysts are responsible for testing the application. There are manual QA engineers as well as Automation QA engineers. Once the development of a feature is complete, the QA engineers perform various levels of testing and identify potential issues with the software.

This is my favorite role. It does not involve heavy coding. Every application requires testing, and QA engineers are responsible for the overall quality of the product.

Manual QA engineer positions do not require programming skills.

2. Scrum Master 

codingA scrum master ensures that team members follow all the agile practices. The scrum master addresses all facets of the agile development process and serves the business and the team at large. He or she facilitates communication and collaboration between these elements. They lead the daily standups and sprint planning meetings that require effective planning. They coach the entire team to follow agile principles and cause changes that increase the productivity of the team.

LinkedIn also included Scrum Master in its 2019 Most Promising Jobs list.

This job does not require you to be technical. It has nothing to do with coding. This role ensures the smooth functioning of the team and organization at large. It is an important role at a software company.

3. IT Business Analyst

Business analysts help guide businesses by improving processes, products, services, and software through data analysis. These agile workers straddle the road between IT and business. They bridge the gap and improve efficiency. Business analysts are responsible for creating an in-depth analysis of the business, outlining problems, opportunities, and solutions. They are involved in budgeting, forecasting, planning, monitoring, variance analysis, and reporting. They do a fine job of defining business requirements and reporting them back to stakeholders.

4. Technical Writer

Technical writing involves preparing instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents. Technical writers communicate complex and technical information more easily. They prepare technical documentation, instruction manuals for both internal users and end-users. A major task for them is standardising and improving content. Technical writers must take complex, technical information and simplify it for their colleagues and consumers with nontechnical backgrounds.

5. Graphic Designer

codingGraphic designers are the creative staff that formulate and pitch graphic concepts to clients. They are responsible for developing, designing, and producing graphic art that meets the client’s demands. They have a good knowledge of typography, color, and production. The skills needed vary from creativity and versatility to deep knowledge of branding and marketing techniques.

If you love being creative and you like thinking outside of the box, then graphic designing should be ideal for you.

6. UX Engineer

UX stands for user experience. UX engineers are the unicorns of the product world. They create designs, put them in the right place, and even do growth hacking along with user research. UX engineers are extremely high in-demand at startups and big tech companies like Google and Facebook.

They partner with researchers and designers to define and deliver new features. UX engineers are known to translate concepts into living, breathing prototypes. They work to deliver the perfect experience by bringing together design with engineering.

7. Data Analyst

codingA data analyst loves data. Data analysts interpret data and turn it into information that offers many ways to improve a business. They play an important role that affects business decisions. Data analysts gather information from various sources. They begin by studying and analyzing patterns and trends. Once the data has been gathered and interpreted, the data scientist reports back what has been found in a comprehensive study.

8. Social Media Manager

Social media managers need more than just a creative mind. They should have the ability to play with words, images, videos, and turn them into compelling content. Thorough knowledge of the most popular social platforms is mandatory. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn are just a toe in the water. Keeping up with the latest developments means snapping, yelping, or shortening with bitly. They need to be able to figure out the insights and gain engagement. In a software company, this role mostly requires implementing innovative social media strategy, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic, and encouraging product adoption.

Do you have a gift for storytelling? Can you develop strategies around the latest social media trends? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is your ideal position.

9. Project Manager

Project managers in the information technology (IT) world are tasked with planning projects. They ensure that these projects are executed on time and follow the roadmap through every stage of the process. This job requires daily evaluation of employees, as well as leadership and motivation skills to be successful. IT project managers must ensure that team members have the same shared vision and goals for projects.

10. Client Manager

Client managers are liaisons between a company and its clients. They are responsible for ensuring excellent customer service and client satisfaction. Managing client relationships, developing plans, and delivering proposals are key tasks of a client manager. They are the face of a software company for a particular client. Everything from the internal teams is communicated to the client by a client manager.

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AUTHOR: Sheekha Singh – SheCanCode Blog Squad

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