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Top 5 Entry-Level Jobs in Tech with No Experience Required

How do you get started in tech if you don't have experience? This is the dilemma many people breaking into the sector are experiencing. Truth is, you don't always need the experience to have a successful career.

Top 5 Entry-Level Jobs in Tech with No Experience Required


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Whether you’re switching careers, just starting out or you’ve been in the field for a few years, you’ll understand how important experience can be.

But what happens if you’re looking for a job in tech but have no experience?

Below, we will cover the top 5 entry-level jobs requiring little to no experience.

Let’s get this straight

First and foremost, everyone starts somewhere.

Each employer is different and marks you based on several factors in an interview. Although experience is a great addition to your CV, don’t underestimate the power of determination and perseverance as viable skills.

That said, if you lack experience and you’re wanting to get started in tech, here are a few jobs to try.

1. (Junior) Web developer

A Web Developer is someone who can write code that is embedded in a website or app.

Fortunately, there is a range of courses, competitions, and resources online for web developers to learn and get started in this field. This makes it very accommodating for those with little to no experience.

In fact, many web developers have taught themselves from scratch how to code by watching online tutorials and signing up for courses.

Hackathons and online challenges are just a couple of examples of opportunities for people to upskill and learn without needing prior experience.

Soft skills required:

  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Accountability
  • Time management

Technical skills required:

  • An understanding of basic programming languages
  • Ability to test and debug code
  • Awareness of back-end web development

2. Social media manager

A Social Media Manager is responsible for overseeing various campaigns and social media channels in a company. This includes identifying trends, analysing data, and scheduling posts.

This type of role often involves working in collaboration with the marketing team, ensuring the content is seen and has an impact.

Online courses such as Google Digital Garage and The Social Co provide entry-level skills for marketing roles. Similarly, the marketing community welcomes the free share of resources, materials, and new updates, meaning anyone can get started in this field.

Soft skills required:

  • Creative thinking
  • Time management
  • Communication

Technical skills required:

  • Copywriting
  • Data analysis
  • Brief understanding of social media strategy

3. Data analyst

A Data Analyst is responsible for collecting data and information on various topics. For example, they may organise large sets of data and extract meaningful insights, enabling them to support the decision-making process.

With the rise of new technologies, data analysis is a very high-demand job. Although it may take several months to learn key skills, there are many entry-level jobs available in data.

Additionally, if you have completed a degree (in any subject), it’s very likely that you have used analysis tools.

Soft skills required:

  • Communication
  • Logical and creative thinking
  • Teamwork

Technical skills required:

  • Data visualisation
  • Comfortable working with statistical software
  • IT and mathematics

4. (Trainee) Cyber Security Analyst

A Cyber Security Trainee assists with cybersecurity, ensuring they oversee any training and materials provided to staff at a company. This includes preventing any attacks on computer systems.

For example, they may learn how to identify vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications.

Cyber security is a crucial element of any organisation, meaning anyone who works in this field holds a lot of responsibility. As a result, this type of role is very high in demand.

Soft skills required:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Accountability

Technical skills required:

  • Understanding of identifying threats
  • Awareness of artificial intelligence
  • Ability to work under short time frames

5. Help Desk Support Technician

A Help Desk Support Technician provides technical assistance and support to end-users who encounter issues with their computer systems and hardware.

The primary goal is to resolve these issues and ensure the smooth operation of technology within an organisation.

Salary for this type of role varies based on experience. However, IT has many transferrable skills, meaning you can expect to progress into higher roles with time.

Soft skills required:

  • Critical thinking
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Active listening

Technical skills required:

  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving
  • An understanding of operating systems

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After reading this article, we hope it’s clear that anyone can switch careers at any point in their lives.

Working in tech is a competitive yet rewarding field and the tech community offers a space for anyone, regardless of their experience or background, to get started.

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