A CNN survey of 50 TOP JOBS concluded that Technical Writing is one of the best jobs in America today — 28th best job, to be exact.
What’s more than that, the CNN survey also concluded that, in terms of “Quality of Life” and low-stress working conditions, Technical Writing ranks 5th in the USA.
Technical Writers make a median of $67,400 a year, with a top average salary of $99,600, according to CNN.
The number of technical writing jobs in the USA (currently 84,000) is expected to increase by 20% in the 2006-2016 period.
So it seems like we’re up and running towards a hopeful future. Once this recession is over I’m sure things will look much better for all technical communicators as the new expansion and the pent-up demand for all kinds of products and services will whip up the demand for communication, information design and documentation to new levels.