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Technical Communication Careers Overview

Earning a bachelor's degree in Communications from DeVry University with a specialization in Technical Communication can help develop the skills and competencies employers value. Using traditional print media and all forms of electronic media, you'll be prepared for a technical communication career, to create, manage and edit materials that help people accomplish tasks and interpret complex material for a variety of audiences.

Professional Responsibilities


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Communications from DeVry University with a specialization 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 communication career, your professional responsibilities could include:

  • Translating data, statistics, and other specialized information for a general readership
  • Developing and standardizing scientific or technical materials, such as scientific and medical reports, manuals, instructions, catalogs, and proposals
  • Selecting, reviewing, revising, and preparing material for publication or broadcast
  • Planning and editing technical reports
  • Overseeing preparation of illustrations, photographs, diagrams, and charts
  • Preparing and publishing material for the Internet and online audiences, including graphics and images



Technical communication careers can be found a number of industries, including:

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Advertising agencies
  • PR firms

Career Options


DeVry University graduates of the Communications bachelor's degree program with a specialization in Technical Communication will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Scientific, technical, and medical writing and editing
  • Equipment/software manual and operation instructions content creation
  • Advertising and public relations information development
  • Catalog, part list, and sales promotion material writing and editing

The DeVry University Career Advantage


Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of technical communication. The proof is in the numbers. For the last 5 years, DeVry University graduates have worked at 96 of the Fortune 100 companies.* In fact, each year thousands of our graduates find themselves right where they want to be-employed in their field of study.

*DeVry University graduates from October 2004 - June 2009 in the active job market. Active job market includes those employed prior to graduation. Fortune 500 ranking, 2009.