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6 Tech Jobs That Don't Involve Coding

1. UI / UX Designer

  • UI Designers establish the look and feel of the software's interface, making design cohesive and easy for users.
  • UX Designers create products with end-user in mind, attract users, make their experiences better.

2. QA (Software Quality Tester)

  • QA test the quality of the products, working with developers and product managers to ensure the software is built with high quality.
  • QA runs various functional, stress, and scalability tests across. In an effort to think of edge cases and "break" the product to eliminate bugs.

3. (SEO) Search Engine Optimization Specialist

  • SEO specialists collaborate with developers and web designers to ensure SEO best practices are being implemented across web/web apps.
  • Dealing with increasing rankings in search engines whose algorithms are forever being optimized for up-to-the-minute relevance.

4. Sale Software Engineer

  • Software-as-a-service sales, more typically known as "SaaS sales" function primarily as business-to-business (B2B) services.
  • However, as is the case in so many sales roles, high reward comes with high risk.
  • Quotas, high-pressure-high-stakes negotiations, and extensive travel often take a toll on family life, so knowing what you're getting into at the outset is important.

5. Technical Recruiter

  • Technical recruiters often stand as gatekeepers between major organizations and technical employees such as programmes and developers.
  • While they don't perform hands-on tasks with technology or coding, a fundamental understanding of the larger technical landscape is extremely important to gain the experience needed for the highly-specialized role they're contracted to fill.

6. Growth Hackers

  • Commonly employed by startups, growth hackers combine marketing, technology, and business development with a laser focus on user acquisition.
  • They develop and implement onboarding strategies, measure results, and tweak plans as necessary, based on consumer response and engagement.
  • Also known as a user acquisition specialist, growth hackers fall under the larger umbrella of marketing, as well.

7. Follow Industry News

  • Make a point to keep up with what's happening in tech - this is critical for both your first web developer job interview and all the small talk you'll be making with new tech friends.
  • You don't need to be an expert on every story or topic out there; just get to know what's hot and what's happening.
  • You can read blogs or tech news sites over breakfast, listen to podcasts when you're walking your dog, or scan Twitter lists while you're waiting in line at the store.

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Jon Randy ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ • Edited

Number 2 very definitely involves coding. Number 4 can also involve coding, or at the very least a coding background if you want to do the job well