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Technical Writing: The 24th Best Job in 2015


Careercast released the 2015 list of top 200 different jobs in the U.S. The ranking is based on four critical aspects that are inherent to every job: environment, income, employment outlook (Growth, Income Growth, and Unemployment), and stress. The data for this report came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies in U.S.

Technical Writer is the 24th best job in 2015. Technical Writing gained 12 ranks as it was the 32nd best job in 2014. Read the complete list of Careercast 200 tops jobs in 2015 here and the methodology of ranking here.

Technical Writing is the 32nd Best Job in 2014

Technical Writing is the 32nd Best Job in 2014



Average Salary of a Technical Writer in 2015

Average salary of a technical writer in 2015 is $68,165, a slight increase from 2014 ($65,500, increase of $2665 from 2014).

Your opinion on Technical Writing as a profession?

I would love to hear about your opinion of technical writing as a profession. Do you love it, do you hate it or do you maintain a love-hate relationship with it? Leave a comment and let me know.


3 responses to “Technical Writing: The 24th Best Job in 2015

  1. Laura Sutula September 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Just wanted to say that I am duly impressed that you have kept up this blog so well! I end up looking over posts both old and new and I appreciate it.

  2. Arun Nair September 23, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Hello Gurpreet, I would like to know more about applying to the Seneca college for the Technical Communication program. I emailed you at “”. Can you please take a look if you don’t mind. And thank you for all your blogposts on technical writing. Helped me a lot!

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