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What are some high paying jobs in the Information Technology field that doesn't include coding?

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Rebecca’s Answer

I am glad to hear that you are interested in Technology. There are jobs in Technology that does not require coding. E.g. Application Support, System Support, System Administrator, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, etc.
I suggest you can consider approach below :
1. Find out more on these jobs
2. Identify a few of jobs that you may have interest
3. Try to speak someone who are working in these jobs or seek advice from career counsellor in your school
4. Find out the relevant subjects in the college and entry criteria
Regarding the salary, same as all careers, it may start with lower salary at the beginning. The salary will increase when you having more experience and acquire more skills and knowledge in the domain.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Lynn’s Answer

Selling in the technology industry can be a great way to make great money and not have to go into computer coding if that isn't your passion to pursue. Selling gives you the ability to interface with your clients on a daily basis, to create, build and grow those relationships, which are key to being a great salesperson.

Product knowledge is also key. Knowing your products and knowing your competitor's products, help to round out your skillset. The technology industry is constantly evolving and changing and you need to keep up to be relevant with your clients. I have been doing this for 36 years and I have never been bored and it's always fun to learn about new technology and to share that knowledge with your customers.

My clients are the reason I get up and go to work everyday. When you are a part of helping a client to solve a difficult business issue or to help grow their revenue, or exposing them to new technology which may improve their operating efficiency, it's a great feeling to know that I was a part of that process.
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Emil’s Answer

Another area within IT that doesn't require coding is within the domain of cyber security. Some of the non-coding roles within cyber security includ help with education, monitoring of systems, and responding to incidents. There are also audit and compliance aspects . Knowledge of computer systems and scripting would be required, but not to the extent of a software development job.

Some resources that you can tap to learn more are: https://www.comptia.org/blog/the-top-9-jobs-in-cybersecurity and https://www.sans.org/cybersecurity-careers/20-coolest-cyber-security-careers/ -- note I am including these for reference and not endorsing the companies.
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Fatima’s Answer

Great to hear you are interested in Technology. There are jobs in Technology that does not require coding. Think of Supporting roles like Project Management, Service Management etc, These are key roles that are required in any Technology company.

I have started my career in Technology in Project Management and developed my career further in multiple Global Operations teams. Hope this is helpful!
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Marcin’s Answer

Hi Jennel,

I can recommend you https://justjoin.it/ website with jobs offers.
You can filter by technologies and tools that you know or you are interested in.
Also mostly the salary is public, so you can have a good feeling how to develop yourself.

I wish you the best!
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Victoria’s Answer

Hi!

This is a great question.

I went to college and got a degree in Information Systems and Business Analytics. From there, I started working at one of the Big 4 Accounting firms out of NYC. I am in the Risk and Regulatory group and work mainly on Internal Audits testing both Information Technology General Controls and Business Process Controls. When I do work on the IT side of the Audit it is nothing too technical and you don't need a background in coding to work in this group! If this is something that interests you, I would look into IT Risk.

As far as the salary goes, I make a great salary! I can live right outside of New York City comfortably and I have only been with the firm for a year and a half!

Hope this is helpful!


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Lewie’s Answer

It's great to see your thinking ahead about your financial needs as well are your career.

Their are several high paying jobs in IT that don't require coding. Most organizations have teams that work on the entire value chain of their business. Take a product company. They start with market research to understand the size of the market and the total addressable market they can participate in. The type of jobs that do this work are high paying, look for Business Development titles or Market Research. A team that works hand in hand with the market research team is usually the Chief Technology Office (CTO). Here you have may jobs all with a CTO title. This group will research technology and emerging companies (startups) to find a differentiated way to address the market their company seeks to build a product for and capture market share ($$). The next phase of the value chain is the product concept, the teams here are sometimes called Advance Engineering and Product Management. As the concept matures more teams get involved, look for titles like, Quality Planning or Quality Engineering, Services Planning or Engineering, Project Planning or Program Management. Their are many more but this should give you some ideas to work on.

Best of luck!
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Mickael’s Answer

Hi Jennel,

Management, in general, does not involve coding though there are companies where managers code few thing.
Additionally, when you are dealing with processes (how to do things), you're not necessarily coding.
Then there are all IT members that deploy and administer the infrastructure. They do not code, though they sometimes write scripts to help them in their task.
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Jennifer’s Answer

There's lots of jobs in the tech industry that do not involve coding. You may want to check out Product Management, Product Ownership, Business Analysis, etc. Depending on the company, location, etc. the salaries will range.
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Taryn’s Answer

Hello :-) I highly recommend taking computer science for general cyber security knowledge then pair it with something you know you love, like marketing or management. I was originally going to be a pen tester but realized I would much rather be a team manager or consultant. Since I did those jobs but for a cyber security company you get paid a lot more than you would doing those roles for a regular company.
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Joseph’s Answer

Hi Jennel,

Awesome that you are interested in IT and the surrounding space that encompasses it! Many individuals, without exploring things and doing research, believe that they can not work in the tech industry as they don’t possess programming skills. This is something very much untrue. Whether it's sales or a Data Analyst there are a ton of ways to make a great living!

1. Data Analyst:
If you love to play with data and looking forward to getting a tech job that doesn’t require coding skills – then Data Analyst would be the perfect career option for you. What Data Analysts primarily do is – explore & research huge data, identify key patterns & trends from it, and then help the organization to make some data-driven decisions based on these insights for the sake of revenue growth, profit increase, expenses reduction, market expansion, etc. These people make use of various tools and software for doing this.

If we talk, about the required skillset – a Data Analyst should be good at Mathematics & Statistics, Analytics, Business knowledge along with having familiarity with certain tools and software. Several other prominent skills are – communication, presentation, decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking, etc. The average salary of a Data Analyst in India with 1 or 2 years of experience is around INR 6-8 LPA. In addition, after becoming a proficient Data Analyst – you may also consider other related fields in the future such as Data Science, etc. for more exposure.

2. System Admin:
Needless to say, every organization in the tech world requires a professional (or you can say a team of professionals) who is responsible for tasks like setting up systems for employees, troubleshooting software malfunctions, setting up servers, backing up files, and many others. And a System Administrator does this for them! A System Admin ensures the appropriate functioning, performance, and security of the systems and all within the company’s budget. Moreover, he also plays a key role in the creation of IT policies of an organization.

To get a job as a System Admin, you need to have a good understanding of general operating systems, networking concepts, system security, databases, etc. Also, you should have good communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills. There are various renowned IT certifications that can help you to get a job and start your professional career conveniently as a System Admin. The average salary of an entry-level System Administrator is around 4-5 LPA in India.

3. Sales:
Every company in the tech world needs sales people and whether its software sales or Telecom sales this career path can be very lucrative and teach you many life skills along your way. A little research goes along way and the first step here is getting experience no matter what kind of industry its in.
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Chetan’s Answer

There are many options.
Please refer - https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/computer-science-jobs-without-coding

There are also others like, Lab engineer, System Administrator, and now new emerging jobs in Agile world, such as Scrum Master, Program Manager, Product Manager, Agile Coach, etc.
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Danny’s Answer

I would highly recommend the role of Presales (Solution Architect or Systems Engineer) Its is not a career that you can study for at school, but its one that you can apply yourself to if you have a passion for technology and people. If you would like some guidance than please feel free to reach out
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