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How can a non-programmer, but experienced User find a niche?

How can a non-programmer, but experienced User find a niche?

How can a non-programmer, but experienced User find a niche?

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Is there a key word or phrase for a computer user experienced in system development, but  has no programming skills?  Or must one have knowledge of program language to find a niche in today's market?

RE: How can a non-programmer, but experienced User find a niche?

I've seen this called Technical User, Super User, or Analyst. The way I've seen people progress was to find a position that built on their non-technical skills, working with people of even less technical ability. Then they become the department guru in that product, or at least the laison with the technical people. Once they have a few small projects under their belt (and a couple of  courses at a training center or community college in foundation-type courses like Programming 101), they go for entry-level technical jobs. Also possible to do some volunteer work in the product of your choice to create some professional references and/or intern.

RE: How can a non-programmer, but experienced User find a niche?

There are lots of possibilities. Business Analysts are the people that help the technologists get the business rules right so that the business part of IT does not get forgotten.

Does your organization have positions called Business Analysts? Is your 'super-user' experience in a specific area (telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, insurance)?  If your company does not have them, talk to other companies in your industry.

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