Technical Communication Career Opportunities
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College of
Business & Management

Technical Communication Degree Specialization

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.

Professional Responsibilities


Career Options

Professional Responsibilities

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:

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Education
Career Options

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.