3 High-Paying Tech Roles That Don’t Require Coding Expertise

Blog 3 High Paying Tech Roles That Don’t Require Coding Expertise

Been dreaming of a long and illustrious career in tech, but for that one tiny, insignificant detail… can’t code? We’ve got good news for you...

You don’t need to know how to write code to work in tech. 

With the help of a few industry certifications and strong transferrable skills, such as communication, stakeholder management, business acumen, organisation, and leadership, you can transition your career to excel in a booming industry.

Our techspert, Miles shares three well-paying tech roles that don’t require coding expertise.

1. Project Manager

Project managers manage projects(and the project team) from concept through to execution. They manage stakeholder communication, mitigate risk, and report project milestones and outcomes up to the executive team. Having a solid understanding of the business, project, or industry definitely helps.

Seekestimates a typical salary of $135,000 and projects job growth of 6.1% in five years.

Qualifications and certifications

Project managers generally require a bachelor’s degree in business or project management, or a related field. You could explore a Cert IV in Project Management Practice or Diploma of Project Management. 

There are also highly valued industry certifications that can advance your skills and enhance your credibility, such as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Association in Project Management (CAPM). 

2. Program Manager

Program managers coordinate multiple intersecting projects and activities to support larger business goals. Their role requires managing the communication strategy, reporting and budgeting, and tracking the progress of multiple project milestones against the planned schedule.

Seek estimates a typical salary of $125,000 and projects job growth of 10.3% in 5 years.

Qualifications and certifications

Program managers generally have a bachelor’s degree in business management or economics, or an industry-related degree, such as engineering. They also tend to have varied leadership experience in project management and effective team building and management.

Depending on the industry you operate in, you could explore industry-specific certifications. Additionally, the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can advance your skills, knowledge, and career opportunities.

3. Product Owner / Manager

Product owners manage the development of a product and its market strategy, including researching the customer’s needs, analysing the market and competitors, articulating the product’s vision, and creating its roadmap.

They interact with business stakeholders daily, communicating with the technical team on business needs and drivers to ensure product success. Given the marketing and design emphasis, key skills are engaging storytelling, conflict resolution, a curious and analytical mind, and collaboration.

Seek estimates a typical salary of $125,000 and projects job growth of 10.3% in five years.

Qualifications and certifications

While formal qualifications, such as a bachelor’s degree, aren’t essential, they are viewed favourably. Relevant disciplines are IT, computer science, marketing, and business.

It’s worth exploring a few high-value industry certifications to give you a competitive advantage:

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

  • Certified Project Master (CPM)

  • Certified Project Officer

Keen to transition into a tech career?

In a booming industry offering cool perks, flexibility, and attractive salaries, it’s no wonder that careers in tech are highly sought after. The good news is you don’t need to let your absent coding skills hold you back from forging a long and rewarding career! 

Get started by exploring your opportunities to work in tech roles that don’t require coding.

If you’re suitably skilled and/or certified looking for your first break – get in touch!