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Before getting into the tech industry, I thought that coding is the most important career option in tech. But I have since discovered that coding is simply one out of many careers in the tech industry. Notwithstanding, some people still believe that without coding they have no place in the booming tech industry.

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Alternatively, learning how to code is awesome. But not everyone is interested in coding or wants to make a career out of it. Especially if they already have other career aspirations or commitments. Also, coding can be complicated and people might struggle to find the time to learn well enough to become software engineers.

If this somewhat describes you, you don’t have to give up a career in tech altogether. As mentioned above, coding is simply one out of many careers in the tech industry. Instead, You should look into roles that require no coding that suits your interests, skills, and experience. Therefore, If you are seeking to get involved in the booming tech scene but don’t know how to code, here are career opportunities that require no coding skills at all.

Project Managers

Project Managers oversee individual projects from the planning stage to execution. Often, they are regarded as having a knack for seeing the bigger picture without disregarding smaller details. Project Managers usually work across teams, organising engineers, marketers, product specialists, and more to reach a common goal.

However, becoming a project manager is not simple. It often requires more experience. And while coding skills aren’t compulsory, having some knowledge of it might help.

Technical Writer

A technical writer makes technical documents concise, simple and easy to understand. All they do is write or update documentation for a product or service such as instruction manuals, user manuals, guides, white papers, etc.

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They can also create tech content such as news, guidelines project plans, design specifications, reports, etc. Coding skills are not compulsory for writers except when specifically needed. Besides, there is plenty of technical content to write that has nothing to do with coding.

UI/ UX Designer

UX designers identify and access the strengths and weaknesses of a product to understand what users needs. They mainly provide users with great experiences and better customer satisfaction with the design & usability of the respective website to make your users’ lives easier. On the other hand, interface designers work with software to create a clear, efficient, and attractive interface for the user. Also, the UI Designer holds the sole responsibility of designing the entire interface and layout of the website or product.  

SEO/SEM Specialist

Put simply, SEO and SEM boost a website’s organic ranking and turn some of the searches into traffic that converts. All Search Engine Optimization does is optimise blogs and websites to improve their ranking on SERPs for the sake of increasing traffic on the platform.

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Becoming an SEO requires no Coding skills. Rather, Individuals should possess skills like keyword research, link building, technical SEO, etc. along with having familiarity with respective tools and software to get started your career as an SEO professional.

Data Analyst

Primarily, data Analysts explore & research huge data, identify key patterns & trends from it, and then help the organization make some data-driven decisions based on these insights. Ultimately, this aids companies revenue growth, profit, expenses reduction, market expansion, etc. For data analysts, skills in Mathematics & Statistics, Analytics, and Business knowledge along with having familiarity with certain tools and software are required. Also, Several other prominent such as communication, presentation, decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking, etc are needed.


There are many other non-coding tech jobs excluding these. They include roles such as Growth Hacker, Software Quality Tester, Business Analyst, Product Manager, Information Architect, Operations Manager, etc. What is required for individuals is to identify their interests, skills, and requirements. To pick out the relevant career options for themselves.

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This article was first published on 12th June 2022


I am an accomplished content creator and recently delved into technical writing. I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the exciting technological advances and create awareness of evolving technological trends in Nigeria.

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