There’s a big difference between using a computer and being able to program one. And in the modern workplace, more and more jobs are demanding coding—actually writing instructions for the computer instead of doing preformatted tasks.
Even more importantly, many of these jobs are in fields that wouldn’t normally be considered technical. More than half of job openings for set designers, for example, call for 3D modelling software such as AutoCAD, the same tools used to design an iPhone or a new car.
Here are Five Careers Where Employers are asking for Coding Skills:
For these programming jobs, employers are looking for those that are actively learning computer science, working towards their degree in computer science.
Big data is transforming the business world, and it has reshaped the expectations for roles like business analysts, financial analysts, and data analysts. Data Analysts use computer programming to analyse data and solve problems in business and finance. Common coding tasks include estimating how much money a company will earn or determining how many of a particular item a store should put on the shelves.
Arts and Design
Designers use digital tools to create websites and design the physical products we buy. The roles include graphic designers, web designers, and UI/UX designers (also a good example of a “hybrid job” that combines different skill sets, in this case programming, design, and human factors engineering).
Engineers, including mechanical engineers, civil engineers, and engineering technicians, use programming to design and test new products and conduct research on how to solve practical technology problems.
Scientists use computer programming to analyse the results of their experiments and create simulations of real world events. The specific roles would include chemists, environmental scientists, and medical researchers.
It’s no surprise that this field would value coding skills, but it may be a surprise that this is so widespread beyond the tech industry. Half of all programming openings are in Finance, Manufacturing, Health Care, and other sectors outside of the technology industry. Computer programmers and IT professionals write software which can be used to create websites, build computer networks, help doctors treat patients, or even drive a car.
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