9 amazing careers in tech
There are plenty of awesome jobs that don’t require coding all day. Some hardly require any at all!
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
More insights into amazing careers: Think every coder’s day is the same? Think again!