Business, Government, and Technical Communications

Technical communicators work alongside scientists, engineers, and government officials to help make complex ideas accessible to everyone. Students develop professional writing techniques and build expertise in interpreting administrative rules. This program also offers a degree in social media communication.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Proofreaders and Copy Markers

    Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.

    Hourly Wage: $16.87

    Currently Employed: 65

    Projections:

    65 people are employed as Proofreaders and Copy Markers. This number is expected to increase by 6.15% over the next four years.

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  • Editors

    Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

    Hourly Wage: $23.66

    Currently Employed: 897

    Projections:

    897 people are employed as Editors. This number is expected to increase by 4.79% over the next four years.

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  • Technical Writers

    Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

    Hourly Wage: $30.44

    Currently Employed: 574

    Projections:

    574 people are employed as Technical Writers. This number is expected to increase by 7.84% over the next four years.

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  • Web Developers

    Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

    Hourly Wage: $31.46

    Currently Employed: 2705

    Projections:

    2705 people are employed as Web Developers. This number is expected to increase by 12.87% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.