Do you realize that you don’t have to be a computer programmer to be involved with software development?
Does this statement sound strange coming from a software developer coach?
If you think that my job is to get you into software development or to get to you to the top of your software developer career, you are partially right.
My job as a coach is to help you succeed by providing you key information that will save you a lot of time, a lot of pain and a lot of money.
Let me save you 10 years or more right now by making the next statement. Read this carefully:Do not become a software developer without carefully considering other software development tracks open to you!. Now, pause and consider what I just said.
Okay, I say this because there are folks out there, who are not happy with their programmer careers because they were not properly advised about their options. They where lead to believe that they had to be a computer programmer to have a good career in the software development industry.
Well, this is simply not true.Look, there are several other software development career tracks that do not require you to write software code as much. Careers in software development that require little to no writing of software code include:
Software Tester Careers
Business Analyst Careers
Project Management Careers
Database Administrator Careers
Technical Recruiting Careers
Software Sales Careers
Software Management Careers
You need to carefully consider these software development careers, even if you think you want to be a programmer and here are the reasons why:
- It doesn’t cost you anything to learn about them and you should if you want to remain in software development.
- You will be working closely with one or more people who come from backgrounds in one of the disciplines listed above. So, by understanding their careers and roles you can work better with them.
- If you get tired of coding and some people do, you may end up dropping out of the software industry completely, when all you need to do is change to another discipline in software development that does not require you to code.
- Maybe you are not cut-out to be a programmer at all. In that case, instead of getting into programming, you can choose one of these. This will end up working better for you because you can still have a career in software development without being a computer programmer who writes code for a living.
- Even though you can program computers, you may still be better at another role in software development. For example there are good developers who make excellent business analysts or good developers who are better at software project management.
What I’ll be doing in future posts is to introduce these excellent career options in software development that do not require heavy hands-on coding.
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About the Author
Kingsley Tagbo is a Software Developer, a Computer Programming Coach and Author of How to Master High Paying, Highly Sought-After Computer Programming Skills Easily and Quickly.
Kingsley’s book “The Street Smart Guide to High Paying Computer Programmer Careers” teaches you how to develop and leverage your ability to master high paying computer programming skills easily.