Working for an IT company is a dream of many graduates. Most of us think that we will have to learn computer programming to get a job in an IT company. I understand that computer programming is difficult for many. Not everyone learns how to code. Don’t worry. Even if you are a graduate in Arts, you can make your career in IT company.
An IT company has employees from all the educational background. Even if you don’t have any educational qualification, you can work for these companies. It all depends what skills you have to benefit these companies.
Now, let’s see what are the options for you to start your career in an IT company without doing any computer programming.
IT jobs that don’t require coding
A Business Analyst is a person who communicates between the customer and the developer. These business analysts are popularly known as ‘BA‘, in short. A BA understands the customer’s requirement and communicate it to the developer. Then, the developer starts working to develop the software as said by the BA.
As a Business Analyst, your work will mostly be verbal and so you must have excellent communication skills. If you are a person who loves talking with people, giving presentations, making notes then this profile may suit you.
The role of a BA is not for the people who like to spend their time alone.
Skills for Business Analysts:
- Problem solving
- Excellent Communication Skills
- Decision Making
- Analytical Skills
- Presentation Skills
- Documentation Skills
A customer will always want a software, website or a mobile easy to use and also look visually good. If a customer finds a website not easy to navigate, he/she will exit from the website within seconds and move to another website. This is where UI Designer comes into role.
A UI Designer creates the User Interface(UI) of software, website or mobile app that the customers are going to use. Now you understand how important it is to make the interface of an application easy to navigate. The visual appearance of the application should keep the customer engaged and provide them the information easily for what they have come for.
Skills for UI Designer:
- Knowledge of Graphic design tools
- An eye for detail
- Ability to think like users
- Creative visualitization
Software Manual Tester
There are mainly two types of testing in the development of a software: Manual testing and Automation testing.
As a Manual Tester, you will test the website or app without doing any coding. You’ll have to manually open website or app, enter values, click the command buttons etc. You’ll access the website or apps like a real customer will do and your job will be to find the bugs. If you know programming, you’re free to develop a tool to automate the task.
When there is any change in the software code, you’ll have to do the testing to make sure there is no more bug. Sometimes, you may also have to communicate with the developer during the testing.
You’ll also have to make reports of all the tests you perform and such reporting is done in Excel sheet. You may also be working on a Defect tracking and other testing tools that will be provided by your company.
Skills for Manual Tester:
- Communication Skills
- Microsoft Excel
- ISTQB Certification will add value to your profile
The role of a Data Analyst is to collect the required data, analyze it and interpret it in a way that the clients can understand the data to make strategic business decisions.
A data anlayst’s role is very important in the overall performance of the company. Such people are very strong with numbers as they have to work on large table data and charts using Statistical tools. They also tell the clients about how the company is progressing in a specific area and also advise on reducing the risk factors so the company can perform better.
Data Analysts have to involve with the developers, company leaders for improving the process. They prepare reports for the people in management to make business decisions.
Skills for Data Analyst:
- Microsoft Excel
- Knowledge of Power BI or Tableau is desirable
A Technical Writer is a content writer that writes software or hardware guides, product reviews, technical blogs or journals. Such people are supposed to have a good flair of writing with technical knowledge.
When a user will use a product, he/she should easily understand the product guide that you write. You should be good with English Grammar and vocabulary.
As a technical writer, you may have to work with different departments to understand the product better.
Skills for Technical Writer:
- English Grammar
- Communication Skills
- Ability to write for long hours
The role of a System Administraor is to manage all the computer systems in an organization. He/She is responsible for installing operating systems, updating drivers, configuring network devices, creating and maintaing employee credentials, creating firewalls and many more.
System Administrators are sound in technical knowledge and are also supposed to work independently while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Skills for System Administrator:
- Knowledge of computer network
- Operating system
- Problem Solving
- Certifications like MCSA, CCNA is desirable
A Graphic Designer is responsible for visualizing and creating graphics by hand and computer softwares. As a graphic designer, you will be designing logos, book covers, magazines, product packaging etc. Such role requires you to be creative to design visually appealing graphics.
You must have knowledge of using the different graphic programs.
Skills required for Graphic Designer:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Corel Draw
- Adobe Illustrator
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