Your tech job guide

9 amazing careers - job guide

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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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