In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Preparing instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other resources to clearly communicate complex information.
- Working in a variety of industries.
In your job search, you may find listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree, as well as experience or expertise in a specific subject. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this 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 a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) credential, offered at three different levels by the Society for Technical Communication, or the Medical Writer Certified (MWC) credential from the American Medical Writers Association.
Licensure is not required to work as a Technical Writer.