When we hear the word Tech, our minds are usually construed to some technical computer science thing, like engineering and programming, but it's not always the case. Tech is a very large space, and if you want a job at a tech company like Google, Microsoft, Coinbase, and others, you don't necessarily need to know how to code to work in these companies.
Here are 5 fields in tech that don't require programming knowledge. Just because they're no-coding fields doesn't mean they are not technical.
Lmao, yes, what I'm doing right now is technical writing. It pretty much means writing about technical topics and breaking them down into a more reader-friendly version. Although there are many aspects of technical writing, some do indeed require some programming language; for example, my article on setting up nodejs and socket, can not exist if I didn't have experience in programming.
The bright side is that that's not the totality of technical writing. You can write user guides, crypto blogs, knowledge bases, and product manuals without having any programming knowledge.
In tech, we identify the service that we're offering as the "product" this can be a physical product, an app, a website, or a video in fact. A product can be just software or data offered by a business.
A product manager is a person that guides a product lifecycle from concept to development to final product, ensuring the customer's requirements are appropriately met. They ate mostly deemed as the customer's advocate. Thanks to this, better products are shipped.
See? There's absolutely no coding involved in their day-to-day operations, and they're still a very valuable part of the tech ecosystems, with very beefy average salaries worldwide.
Project management is a unique space in tech because it's a set of skills that can be applied in any field, also it's way less crowded compared to regular coding-related fields in tech.
Project Management or PM as it's mostly called is the use of tools, knowledge, and processes to ensure the successful completion of a project. Project management is a more time-bound profession since most projects have strict deadlines that must be met.
Project initiation planning, execution, and closure are the major task a PM is responsible for, they also communicate progress to stakeholders and most importantly manage budgets. When you're in tech, it's hard for the developers to see all the moving parts, and get a birds-eye view of the entire project. As a project manager, you will be in charge of ensuring the project is done successfully.
Do I even have to explain what this is to people anymore? Lol UI/UX is the new web development of 2017, literally everyone these days is getting their hands dirty with the world of design.
UI simply means User Interface, and UI Engineers are responsible for creating proper designs of how software is supposed to look, they create all front-end mockups that are now later handed off to the development team for development.
So what's UX? It means user experience, and how the user interacts with a piece of software is definitely important as well. Making sure accessibility to buttons, nav bars, and more.
A UX engineer will prioritize product strategy, user research, information architecture, as well as testing, and iteration.
Can you be both? Sure why not? UI and UX are very much interwoven ans you can go ham and be good at both.
Let's get into the world of dev-rel or developer relations if you are born in the 1980s. A developer advocate is a subject matter expert that drives the adoption of a product or service among other programmers, clients, or even the general public in some cases.
Most of the time they spread the word through various channels like videos, blogs, meetups, and more. Sometimes if they want to get cheeky they can call it "evangelism" which is such a cheeky word, but that's by the way.
Developer Advocates' day-to-day might not involve programming but in some cases, for you to land a role as an advocate, you might need to be good at that specific role. Assuming you're very skilled with AWS, you might move on as an AWS advocate and guide junior AWS architects, get what I mean?
Tech is a big world, and there are a lot of fields we can decide to get into that involves little to no coding skills. These are just the top 5, we still have technical recruiters, and the entire HR department of tech companies.
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