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“Non Coder ??” – Tech has lot for you.

Are you the one who has applied all their efforts to excel in coding and are failing continously? Have you suspected that coding isn’t meant for yout? Are you actually compelled by the day by day growing tech jobs but fear of learning coding is dashing your dreams ? Do you really wish to start a career in tech but the fact of you being a Non-Coder is ruining all your hopes?

Whenever we hear technology, word coding automatically flashes into our lil minds. Even in all my previous blogs i have shown that how knowledge of how to code can influence our life. But, we can’t even deny the fact that learning coding is a very difficult task. Not everyone can do code. But, technology industry has different shades and is unbiased, that is, not meant only for those who know how to code.

Here, this blog brings you the 5 highly paid booming technical jobs that doesn’t require coding skills. These are the jobs that are heading these days and not require writing a single piece of code.

1. Data Analytics

Data seems a normal and is a very commonly heard term but the fact is whether it is technical or non- technical careers, all the story revolves around this seems to be simple but ot complicated word. This career can take lots of forms. Some data analysts do know programming languages (like R-programming language), whereas, data analysis is mainly done using Microsoft Excel etc.

In this, Data Analyst interprets data and turns it into information which can offer ways to improve a business, thus affecting business decisions. Data Analysts gather information from various sources and interpret patterns and trends – as such a Data Analyst job description should highlight the analytical nature of the role. Once data has been gathered and interpreted, the Data Analyst will report back what has been found in a comprehensive study to the wider business/relevant colleagues.

Skills Required:

(a) Hard Skills: Microsoft Excel, Adobe and Google Analytics, Adobe Campaign, Mathematics, Statistics etc.

(b) Soft Skills: Presentation skills, Teamwork, Leadership qualities etc.

National Average Salary for Data Analysts: Rs. 3.5 lacs per annum

2. UI/UX Designing

Here, UI stands for User Interface whereas UX stands for user Interface. These similar looking terms have slight difference in their meanings. UI designer is meant for designing the interface and establish the look and feel for software’s interface.And, UX designer creates and design products keeping the end user in mind. The field of UX varies greatly. Some UXers focus on user research exclusively, while others may be more involved with prototyping products.

Skills Required:

(a) Hard Skills: Knowledge of Design Softwares (like Adobe Illustrator), Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision),BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field.

(b) Soft Skills: Presentation skills, Teamwork, Leadership qualities etc.

National Average Salary for UI/UX Designer: Rs. 6 lacs per annum

3. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO helps websites rank higher in search result pages. Best practices in SEO are constantly changing: what worked a few years ago certainly doesn’t hold true today. A person with SEO know-how stays on top of the latest trends. SEO primarily falls under the marketing umbrella. But it’s also a handy skill for web designers/developers, as well as those who write on the web. Making your website or writing SEO-friendly can increase traffic and get you more online exposure. There are more technical aspects of SEO, which may involve getting dirty in website files. There’s also lots of data in SEO, so using some data analysis skills from point one may come in handy!

Skills Required:

(a) Hard Skills: Technical skills, Analytical skills, Microsoft exel etc.

(b) Soft Skills: Presentation skills, Teamwork, Leadership qualities, Critical thinking etc.

National Average Salary for SEO Specialist: Rs. 3 lacs per annum

4. Technical Support Specialising

Their jobs mainly involves: helping people use software, answering questions, manning phones. Technical support can be internal (within a large organization, helping coworkers) or external (helping customers). Some types of tech support jobs require a degree if the type of support you are giving is highly technical; for others, a degree is no issue.

Perhaps the greatest benefit to many in this field is the flexibility. Many tech support companies allow for flex scheduling, working from home or some hybrid therein. As long as you’re able to engage with the customer and help them with their technology problems, it doesn’t always matter whether you’re in a cubicle or on your sofa.

Skills Required:

(a) Hard Skills: Basic scripting and programming experience, extensive PC experience, Familiarity with support ticket, call center, and knowledge-based systems, General knowledge of industry principles.

(b) Soft Skills: Presentation skills, Teamwork, Leadership qualities, Critical thinking,Problem Solving etc.

National Average Salary for Technical Support Specialist: Rs. 4.3 lacs per annum

5. Technical Writing

Though seems to be easy and low paid job but technical writing is a highle creative job and requires critical thinking. Being able to write about complex technologies in a way everyday people can understand is a valuable skill. Technical writing may take the form of creating instructions and documentation, or it may mean writing a press release describing a new product the company is releasing. This is for the person who can understand technology and communicate effectively via writing. Most professionals require some technical writing skills. In information technology, project managers and analysts write technical documents that must be clear and concise.

A technical writer explains the product to the end user, by creating:

  • technical and software manuals
  • handbooks
  • technical guides
  • online help

Skills Required:

(a) Hard Skills: Potential to grasp technology.

(b) Soft Skills: Effective writing skills, Critical Thinking etc.

National Average Salary for Technical Writer: Rs. 4.6 lacs per annum

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