Technical & Scientific Writers (5121)

Technical writers, also called technical communicators, prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information through an organization’s communications channels. (Occupational Outlook Handbook).

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Education

There are no standard education requirements for technical writers. Employers generally prefer to hire technical writers who have related post-secondary education or experience and can supply samples of their work. (Alberta Learning Information Centre).

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Date modified: March 9th, 2018

Holland Code:
A
rtistic
Investigative
Conventional


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