According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 edition, employment of writers and editors generally is predicted to rise in line with the overall national employment average. However, opportunities should be best for writers with training in a specialized field. Demand for technical writers with expertise in areas such as law, medicine, or economics is expected to increase because of the continuing expansion of scientific and technical information and the need to communicate it to others. Legal, scientific, and technological developments and discoveries generate demand for people to interpret technical information for a more general audience. Rapid growth and change in the high-technology and electronics industries result in a greater need for people to write users' guides, instruction manuals, and training materials. This work requires people who not only are technically skilled as writers, but also are familiar with a subject area.
Be aware that students in ACC's Business & Technical Communications program routinely get employment—often as they are taking our courses. One student enrolled in the FrameMaker course (ETWR 2472) cited FrameMaker on her Monster.com resume; she had handsome job offers before the semester was over.
You can get academic or continuing-education credit for internships. However, the Business and Technical Communication Program cannot find you an internship. Use these resources to search for an internship. When you find an internship, contact the BTCM department chair to work out the details: