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Certificate in Technical and Business Writing

Why Major in Technical and Business Writing?

Technical and business writing courses help you to make the jump from academic writing to workplace writing. These courses will help you learn the communication skills sought after by employers. Students will also learn a deep understanding for working with cultures from around the world.

What Can You Do With This Degree?

  • Become editors and writers
  • Work for the government
  • Go into business for yourself
  • Work in the medical field
  • Work in the scientific or biological fields
  • Work in the technology field
  • Create and maintain websites
  • Work as public relation specialists
  • Create the policy and procedure manuals needed in various fields

What Kind of Pay Can You Expect With This Degree?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual salary for technical writers was $65,500 per year in 2012. The median annual salary for public relations specialists was $54,170 per year in 2012. In 2013, Money magazine and CNN ranked technical writer as one of the Best Jobs in America with a low stress rating.