There is so much more to technology than just coding and programming. While there’s no doubt that they play an integral part in the devices that you enjoy daily, technology runs so much deeper. And what this means for any of you who are interested in tech careers is that you don’t have to mess with coding to get involved. As a matter of fact, there are several different avenues that you can explore. Today, we want to take a look at just four of them.
User interface designing
The user interface of any device is basically what encapsulates the screen. It’s what the user interacts with when they access any app, software, device, and so on. So, needless to say, well-designed interfaces are highly coveted. That means that any software company is going to be looking for people who have a knack for it. This is where you could come into play. Now, as with any high tech job, getting into user interface designing will not be done overnight. Still, it’s ideal for individuals who have strong designing skills and a grasp of what users typically want.
General tech support
Even though there are some tech support roles that may not qualify as high tech, some certainly do. And this will be the avenue for several of you who feel you have strong tech support skills. Given the wide range of devices that exist in the world, there are many options here. The flexibility of becoming a tech support agent is probably the most appealing factor. After all, you could provide support for smartphones, computers, software, specific apps, or even everyday machines. Additionally, some of these opportunities can be done from the comfort of your own home. That’s the power of modern technology.
If you’re someone who’s always been good with statistics and understands the benefits of them, you may have a career as a data analyst. Both strong analytical and mathematical skills will be vitally helpful for this role. Those can be developed, and here’s the good news: virtually any business can benefit from data analytics. Data analysts can help them improve their services, offerings, and general experiences that they offer to their consumers. What this means for you is that the opportunities are virtually endless. Now, some companies may want a bit of programming too. But, you can avoid working for those that do if you really want to stay away from coding.
Software quality testers
Even though software companies certainly know what they’re doing, they still require testers to make sure that everything is working properly. Essentially, all software quality testers are attempting to do is break the software. If they can’t succeed, and they’ve done everything they can think of, the software will be ready to launch. Let’s be honest, though, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Specific tests will need to be run to ensure everything is working properly. However, that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be in your future. Heck, you could even look into video game testing, which is more or less the same concept.
No matter what branch, so to speak, you decide to climb, proper knowledge and training will be required. Yet that’s the case with virtually every job, so that shouldn’t be too scary. The moral of the story is that there are several opportunities in the tech field even if you want no part of programming. And these four aren’t even the only options. If you have little to no interest in these positions, you can always dig a little deeper. You’d be surprised at what you can find.