4 In-Demand Non-Coding Tech Jobs in 2022
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No Coding Required
There’s plenty of space out here in the tech world and many exciting jobs that don’t require you to be good at coding and programming.
Researching solutions, analyzing data, and making recommendations is the bread and butter of a business analyst. The best description to understand the importance and role of a BA is that they are “the bridge between tech world and business world”. Business analysts are unique in that know a little bit of everything which empowers them to be able to “speak” and “translate” business talk to the engineers, and technical engineering talk to the executive leaders.
Helpful Skills & Tools to Know
- Data Cleaning & Data Visualization — familiarity with Power BI, Tableau, and other visualization tools
- Tools: Excel, Jira, Visio, Office/Google Suite
- Strong communication & listening skills
- Presentation & facilitation skills
- Problem solving & critical thinking skills
- Understanding of financial planning
According to talent.com, a Business Analyst in San Francisco is on average paid $94K per year (ranges from $75K to $135K).
UI/ UX Design
User interface/ User Experience involves making an application, program, or website user- friendly and intuitive to use. While they are usually joined together in title, UI is slightly different from UX. UI focuses on the appearance and making the product look nice. On the other hand, the goal of UX is to create a seamless, satisfying experience to the users.
According to talent.com, a UI/UX Designer in San Francisco is on average paid $116K per year (ranges from $90K to $167K).
A product manager is someone who will help to turn an idea, feature, or vision into reality by delivering that product. They identify and understand the customer or client’s needs and match that up with the business objectives that their product will be solving.
According to talent.com, a Product Manager in San Francisco is on average paid $130K per year (ranges from $102K to $171K).
Data analysts own and maintain an organization’s data. They learn to understand the data, analyze it, and then use it or present it to leaders thus enabling them to make data-driven decisions. In some cases, you can get more technical, but that’s when it starts tiptoeing the line into more of a Data Scientist role.
Helpful Skills & Tools to Know
- (similar skills to business analyst, more focus on data and less on business)
- Data Visualization — familiarity with Power BI, Tableau, and other visualization tools
- Strong communication & critical thinking skills
- Technical Skills — R, Python, PostgreSQL, SQL, NoSQL, MATLAB
According to talent.com, a Data Analyst in San Francisco is on average paid $84K per year (ranges from $62K to $122K) and a Data Scientist is on average paid $148K per year (ranges from $115K to $195K).
There are many other non-coding tech jobs out there, but before you pick one, make sure you understand what you’re interested in doing and what your current skillsets are. With a constantly changing environment, exciting products/apps to work on, and the benefit of a larger salary, tech is a fun industry to work in!