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Technical Writers

Technical Writers
Quick Facts : Technical Writers*
2010 Median Pay$63,280
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201249,500
Job Outlook17% (About as fast as average)
Employment Change8,500


Technical writers, also called technical communicators, produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers.

What Technical Writers Do

Technical writers, also called technical communicators, produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers.

Work Environment

Most technical writers work full time in offices. Although technical writers work in a variety of industries, they are concentrated in the computer and engineering industries.
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Job Outlook

Employment of technical writers is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities, especially for applicants with technical skills, are expected to be good.
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Pay

The median annual wage of technical writers was $63,280 in May 2010.
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Technical Writers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Technical Writers

63280

Arts, Design, Sports & Media Occupations

46336.5217

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Technical Writers*
Percent Change in Employment

Technical Writers

17.1717

Arts, Design, Sports & Media Occupations

10.973478021530005

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Technical Writers

A college degree is usually required for a position as a technical writer. In addition, experience with a technical subject, such as computer science, Web design, or engineering, is important.
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