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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Technical writers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Technical writers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Technical writers, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Technical writers are paid most in Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in San Jose (West Central) & Campbell Cities PUMA, CA.


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Demographic information on Technical writers in the US. The average age of male Technical writers in the workforce is 45.9 and of female Technical writers is 46.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Technical writers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Technical writers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Technical writers is English but a relatively high number of Technical writers hold a major in Communication Technologies.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Technical writers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technical writers need many skills, but most especially Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Technical writers need more than the average amount of Writing, Operations Analysis, and Reading Comprehension.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Technical writers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Technical writers are expected to see a growth of 11% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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