As more and more businesses embrace e-commerce and online platforms, SaaS (software as a service) solutions, and other cloud-based initiatives – it’s easy to get lost in the sea of job postings for front and back end developers, system administrators, and other code heavy roles. You may be a wiz at Go, or Python, or C++ but not all developments are driven by developers. Even in tech and environments where automations and analytics are largely code-based, there is a critical need for other skill sets. Read on for our 7 top tech careers with codeless paths.
Ask anyone in Product Management and you will understand why it is one of our top tech careers. You don’t have to be able to code a project to understand how it works. Product management is a combination of product knowledge, consumer need, competitor awareness, and usability. While this role takes a logical and analytical mindset, it doesn’t require you to be able to reconstruct the product line by line.
You might make a great product manager if you:
Data science doesn’t require coding skills, but it may benefit from having a general knowledge – especially in SQL as data science is about managing multiple data sets and streams, and being able to extract actionable information through analysis. Data science is not only about analyzing, but also about presenting to stakeholders and informing company directives.
You might make a great data scientist if you:
Data analytics is more about analyzing past data to predict trends, whereas data science uses statistics and predictive modeling to track data usage over time. Data analytics places a lot of emphasis on using information to make market predictions in terms of ad trends, product and product trends vs. something like patient risk assessment in hospitals models, or climate prediction which would be a use case more for data science.
You might make a great data analyst if:
Similar to a product manager, project managers are responsible for the organization, supervision, and completion of a project – but are not limited to, or don’t take ownership over one specific product. Project managers can work on any directives or tasks across a company.
You might make a good project manager if:
Digital marketers focus on digital marketing strategies and campaigns from E-mail campaigns to social media, and ad platforms like Google Ads. This role can range from marketing management to content creation and a bit of brand design.
You might make a great digital marketing specialist if:
These last two jobs can require that you have a background in coding, but don’t always – and if you’re looking to learn more about code and eventually attain a developer role, these jobs can be great gateways.
UX/UI design is about the user experience and user interface, in other words, how easy is it for the customer to navigate the site, service, or app? Are they finding the things the company wants them to find? Does the design lead the customer on the ideal journey?
You might make a great UI/UX Designer if:
Historically a job squarely in the developer sector, QA (Quality Assurance) is branching out into teams like support or customer success. While a knowledge/ability to code certainly makes you a better analyst, you don’t need it to start out. QA is largely about testing.
You might be great at QA if you:
As you look for your role in one of these top tech careers, be sure to examine the career from all angles. Regardless of the type of role you are pursuing, most employees want the same things. In a recent TECKpert poll we discovered:
If this sounds like you, it can be hard to find it all in one position or company. Come to work at TECKpert to have it all! Here is the link to all of our open roles: https://teckpert.applytojob.com/apply