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We don’t all have the luxury of taking a few years off, attend a 4-year college and get a degree in technical communication. Some of us have families, a job and other responsibilities preventing us to make such a move. Financing such a degree is of course another issue.
So for those folks an online degree might be a good solution. You have to examine each program and decide for yourself if it’s the right thing for you to do.
From the web site of the university:
“Almost every product on the market today comes with documentation produced by technical writers. Organizational processes, project status reports, technical articles, new product proposals, presentations, internet support sites–all flow from the efforts of technical writers. For that reason and more, technical communication is carving a niche for itself as a high-demand career.”
Who’s going to argue with that? Check it out.