In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Interviewing scientists and researchers
- Reading highly technical studies and research, parsing through data, and taking detailed notes
- Using your notes to write articles, reports, and documents that convey the information in a readable, easily understood manner
- Writing a variety of materials for different audiences and purposes, such as news or magazine articles, marketing copy, or resources for patient education or sales training
You can find more information about this career at this webpage.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for one of the following certifications:
- Medical Writer Certified (MWC) from the American Medical Writers Association
- Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) offered at three levels by the Society for Technical Communication
No licensure is required to work as a Science Writer.