Have you noticed how fast our world is diving more and more into the digital realm and how much we continue to heavily rely on technology? Advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented reality, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming even more relevant in not only our personal lives, but also the work we do. Well, it’s no coincidence that as a result, more and more MBA graduates are choosing tech-related jobs (according to ZDNet).
In fact, we’re willing to assume you probably used a technology tool such as Google Search to find out what types of coding-related tech jobs were out there. Screens have become a part of our everyday lives, but the fact that your son or daughter might enjoy staring at a screen more often than not isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s safe to say that your kid is not going to have much difficulty landing a sweet job in the workforce based off his or her skills learned in coding. Yes, even video games can be promising in the tech industry!
So, to answer the question of what types of tech jobs are available for coders, there are a ton. Coding is such a broad spectrum and it opens the doors for so many different tech job opportunities, but we’ll highlight a few of the top tech jobs in demand (based off of earnings and satisfaction rate):=
Data scientists gather (you guessed it) data and analyze it for specific business interests and then work with marketing departments to capitalize on that knowledge. Data scientists must be familiar with data-gathering software and programming (of which they gain a basic knowledge from our classes). You may think that they just sit in front of a computer all day like any other techie job, but data scientists are so valuable that they are often called into meetings and planning sessions with other departments within a company, like IT or marketing.
Information Security Analyst
Think of this job as a security guard for specific networks and companies. They analyze systems and come up with a strategy to prevent, monitor, and respond to data breaches and cyber attacks, which are ever so common. Remember when Ashley Madison’s website was hacked in 2015? Or perhaps when Sony Pictures suffered a security breach? Or how could we forget the massive customer data breach with Target in 2013? Your kid can help prevent this with learning how to code.
While the job title might give off the impression that you’re behind a computer or in a server room all day, the IT manager wears multiple hats within a company and is relied on for so many different things. From attending marketing meetings and planning sessions with executives about software, apps, and systems to installing, upgrading, and protecting computer systems within an organization, the IT manager is the Jack-Of-All-Trades for the tech world.
DevOps is a perfect combination of the traditional developmental role and the operations role, to make sure products and apps get to market faster, software updates roll out more regularly, and the entire launch process is smoother and more reliable. They’re the efficient coders, and able to adapt to ever-changing situations.
Most of the things we do online are done via mobile devices. When developers are building a website, it’s common knowledge that it’s best to design a website from a mobile-first perspective. In other words, how does the site look on mobile, and is it compatible with mobile vs how it looks on desktop? Mobile developers apply their knowledge with tools like Swift to create and publish iOS apps while Android app developers use Java, C#, or C/C++.
UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience)
This type of job is perfect for the design-focused coder. What good is a website if the layout isn’t easy for the user to understand, use, and take action? The wizards behind the experience of the website or app are developers, but also designers. Knowledge and experience in coding and using tools like Swift or HTML might better understand what to avoid with a site and how to implement certain features that make the user experience smoother.
Front-End Web Developer
Back-End Web Developer
Using tools such as through PHP, Java, Ruby, Python, or SQL, a back-end developer is a more in-depth developer. They look at databases and deal with troubleshooting, and are deeper in the “weeds” of code than that of a front-end, design-centered developer.
Let’s face it – there are so many other opportunities for coders as far as jobs go. Although coding may not be required for the job, it definitely helps set you apart from the competition. Think of it like knowing a foreign language – it could be the difference whether you’re selected for the job or not.
At theCoderSchool, our programs are designed to help kids learn the skills that, according to Glassdoor, are needed to excel in the job world, and especially in the tech industry – skills like creativity, judgment, and flexibility. Our camps are staffed with a ratio of about 6 students per 1 of our trusted Code Coaches ® who have lots of experience teaching kids throughout the year.
We’re not only building websites and relationships – we’re building future generations of awesome coders and jobs! Curious to see which classes are best for you, your son, or your daughter?