Your tech job guide
There are plenty of awesome jobs that don’t require coding all day. Some hardly require any at all! Check out our job guide for everything you need to know about careers in tech.
1. Information architect
These non-coders make sure that you easily find the information you need on a website by structuring, labeling and organizing content.
STUDY: Information technology (IT) or computer science
CS USED: Human-computer interaction
2. Growth hacker
Far from just a buzzword, growth hackers use their digital knowhow to find the most effective ways to grow businesses and develop a product.
STUDY: Digital marketing or an online course in growth hacking
CS USED: Web data extraction
3. Mobile app designer
These designers create the look and feel of mobile apps and websites so that it is an enjoyable experience for the user.
STUDY: Information technology or computer science with a major in mobile applications
CS USED: Web development
4. User interface (UI) designer
From computers to home appliances, UI designers make sure that a device’s screen, buttons and icons are simple to use.
STUDY: Digital media, communication or computer science
CS USED: Cognitive systems
5. User experience (UX) designer
These designers improve the accessibility, usability and user satisfaction of a product by carefully designing its branding, function and layout.
STUDY: Communication design, design computing or multimedia design
CS USED: Wireframing
6. System administrator
When tech goes wrong in an organization, system administrators are there to fix it, whether it’s troubleshooting software or creating firewalls.
STUDY: Information technology
CS USED: System configuration
7. Technical writer
These writers use their technical knowhow to write instruction manuals, reports, website copy and press releases.
STUDY: Communications, journalism or a technical area, such as engineering, computer science or science
CS USED: Any area you choose to write about!
8. Search engine optimization (SEO) consultant
SEO consultants optimize a website’s content so that it ranks highly in a search engine, making it easy for users to find.
STUDY: Information technology or computer science
CS USED: Link building
9. Data analyst
Whether it’s sales figures or transportation costs, data analysts collect and use data to help businesses make better decisions and solve problems.
STUDY: Applied analytics or data science
CS USED: Data scaping
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Author: Eliza Brockwell
Eliza is passionate about creating content that encourages diversity of representation in STEM.