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Professional Writing Career Opportunities

In today's job market, graduates with a concentration in professional writing are in high demand by employers in business, industry, marketing, government, and publishing. Valuable skills such as writing, editing, web design, and desktop publishing equip students for careers related to the production of both print and digital media. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of positions for technical writers and editors will increase by 18% in the next 10 years, with an average annual salary for technical writers of $66,240. In addition to its diverse and practical curriculum, UL’s professional writing concentration includes an internship, which allows students to work in their field of choice and develop their professional portfolios, in preparation for their careers.