Technical Communication Careers Overview
Technical writers, editors, or communicators write content for a wide variety of media and materials. These include scripts for instructional videos, articles in medical and trade journals, computer user manuals, package inserts for prescription drugs, proposals for contracts between companies, industrial research reports, help menus and explanations inside software, and advertisements for technical products. Also, many professionals in the technical communications field work part-time or freelance, enjoying flexibility and free time for other work or family.
When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from DeVry University with a major in Technical Communication, you'll be prepared to apply your skills to print, video, and online media as a technical writer or editor. In a technical communications career, you'll interpret data, statistics, and other specialized information and then translate it into materials that can be understood easily by both technical and nontechnical audiences. Your professional responsibilities could include:
- Planning, writing, and editing scientific, technical and/or medical reports
- Developing equipment manuals and how-to operating and maintenance instructions
- Overseeing preparation of illustrations, photographs, diagrams, and charts
- Researching and organizing information for advertising or public relations needs
- Integrating text with graphics and/or sound
Technical communication careers can be found a number of industries, including:
DeVry University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Technical Communication will be prepared for careers in areas such as:
- Scientific, technical, and medical writing and editing
- Equipment manual and operation instructions content creation
- Advertising and public relations information development
For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.
DeVry Career Advantage
DeVry University helps prepare you to advance in your chosen career. In 2013, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment obtained careers in their field within six months of graduation, or were already employed in their field when they graduated.
1 Based on self-reported data from bachelor’s and associate degree graduates. Does not include graduates not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or graduates who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.