Jobs in Tech 101

What is a “tech company?” What types of jobs exist? What is it like to work there? Am I qualified for a job in tech? Wait, don’t I need to know how to code?

You’ve heard that tech is full of opportunity, but you have a lot of questions. We set out to answer them, translate some of the insider lingo, and clarify different paths to opportunity (and for many you don’t have to be a “coder”).

JOBS IN TECH 101
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Jobs in Tech 101.

We analyzed 1,800 job postings on the Index, scoured the Department of Labor’s O*NET database, and consulted 30+ industry professionals. Jobs in Tech 101 summarizes our findings and demystifies Indy’s tech landscape. Field by field, we break down typical work activities, highlight stand-out professionals, and help you match your interests, abilities, and skills to a career path.

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JOBS IN TECH 101

So what is a “tech company?”

Whether you’re earning your stripes at a start-up or in the city’s tallest tower, there are a few types of companies you could work for:

Tech Product

Build and sell software, data, or computer hardware products.

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Tech Service

Sell people-powered services like IT, design, development, etc.

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Tech Infrastructure

Build and operate data centers and internet infrastructure.

There are also tech-enabled companies.

You might be surprised how many companies in other industries are building tech into their products and employing a lot of tech-skilled workers.

Jobs in Tech 101 Start exploring tech- and business-skilled occupations:
Product Development

Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.

Data Science

Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.

Design

Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.

Product Management

Product managers get excited about guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.

IT & Cybersecurity

IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.

Customer Success

Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.

Support

Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.

Sales

Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.

Marketing

Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.

Finance

Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.

HR & Office Admin

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.

Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.

Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.

Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.

Product managers get excited about guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.

IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.

Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.

Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.

Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.

Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.

Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.