Technical Writing: The 60th Best Job in 2013

Some interesting statistics about the technical writing profession over the last few years. I’m surprised it has slipped so much in the rankings, although there is a lot of competition for jobs requiring technical skills.

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Technical Writing is the 60th best job in 2013 Technical Writing is the 60th best job in 2013

Following the yearly tradition, Comcast released  a list of top 200 different jobs in the U.S based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. The data for this report came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies in U.S.

Technical Writer was the 60th best job in 2013 though it slipped 23 ranks as it was the 37th best job in the same survey in 2012, and it slipped 34 ranks as it was the 26th best job in the same survey in 2011. Read the complete list of Careercast 200 tops jobs in 2013 here and the methodology of ranking here.

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Average Salary of a Technical Writer in 2013

Average salary of a technical writer in 2013 is $65,178, up 3% from last year.

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Work Environment for Technical Writing job

Technical Writing received a score…

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