- Are you passionate about communicating well?
- Do you enjoy explaining things to others?
- Do you like playing with your smartphone or other devices and learning new things?
- Do you want a career that is in demand and pays well?
- Do you want to learn skills that will take you anywhere?
If you answered yes to these questions, a career in technical communication may be a good fit for you. Technical communicators work in a variety of fields, often using technology. Careers in technical communication include web content development and management, documentation management, medical writing, video script writing and editing, instructional design, and proposal writing. In addition, technical communication is a growing field. The United States Department of Labor anticipates growth of more than 15 percent, and Money Magazine named it one of the best jobs in America.
The program is a 40-credit program consisting of required courses plus electives. The required courses cover writing, editing, print- and online-document production, argument, and economics. Students select electives from communication, general business, management, marketing, and sociology.