Ever since the UX field has expanded to include not just design but architecture, research, prototyping and testing, it may be unclear to some as to what the key responsibilities of UX designers. This article from the Adobe Blog does an excellent job of summarizing them down to 6 components:
1. Product Research
2. Creating Personas & Scenarios
3. Information Architecture
4. Creating Wireframes
5. Prototyping (my favorite!)
6. Product Testing
Feel free to check out the blog for the full detailshere!