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Your career in technical communication
The job outlook for our technical communication graduates is very promising. According to the most recent data (2019) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median pay for a technical writer is $72,850 per year. The number of technical writer or communicator jobs in the country was listed as 58,400 in 2019 and is expected to grow by 7 percent, or 4,300 jobs, over the next 10 years. This is faster than the average.
As a technical communicator, you will be expected to bridge the gap between specialists and non-specialists. You might create help systems and tutorials for users of new software, design multimedia presentations for special interest groups, write instructions and dialogue boxes for video games, edit print manuals or online documentation for government agencies, conduct training seminars, or lead project teams in industry.
Popular position titles for technical communicators include documentation manager, information specialist, content developer, online help author, instructor of technical communication, technical editor, technical writer, usability analyst, and web designer.
We are committed to your success beyond academic studies. To begin this "parallel education" it is important that you take advantage of the resources available on campus. In Norwood Hall, you will find an important resource: Career Opportunities and Employer Relations (COER), located in Room 304. COER provides instruction in resume writing, interview skills (with mock interviews), career-seeking advice and a library of job ads and resources from which to begin your job search.