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Here is a short and random list of companies that regularly look for technical writers:
Software, hardware, networking companies, security access equipment manufacturers, medical manufacturers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, all government agencies, publishers and advertisement agencies, military installations and agencies, all Fortune 500 corporations, all non-profits, Internet and web companies, all international organizations like the United Nations or NATO, any company that manufactures anything, all real estate and mortgage companies, financial institutions and brokerage houses, etc.
Why? Because every business or non-profit organization needs someone to explain to their clients and consumers in a plain language how to use the product or service they are providing.
Unfortunately some people regard installation guides and user manuals as “nuisance” but think how frustrated we would be if the products we bought came without any manuals? Think about the expensive lawsuits that would be filed for not providing any technical guidance, and the consequences that might follow. What if someone got hurt or even killed by a product that did not come with a user guide?
Just ask yourself: would you like to buy a software product that does not have a help file? Of course not. Technical writers write those help files as well.
That’s why, as long as people manufacture things and offer services, there’ll be technical writers explaining them to the consumers.
In U.S. cities and regions with vibrant economies like Seattle, Boston, Northern Virginia, Research Triangle in NC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Houston, Austin, Dallas, New York, and Chicago there are always good jobs for technical writers. Just check any employment listing for these cities or at where you live. Search for the key words “technical writer” or “technical writing” and the chances are you’ll be convinced.