Career Outlook for Technical Writers

Also known as:  Assembly Instructions Writer, Documentation Writer, Engineering Writer, Handbook Writer, Medical Writer, Specifications Writer, Technical Communicator, Technical Writer
The overall job outlook for Technical Writer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 2.46 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.41 percent per year. Demand for Technical Writers is expected to go up, with an expected 13,810 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.92 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Technical Writers in the following states
California 5,820
Texas 3,340
Virginia 2,850
Massachusetts 2,010
Maryland 1,920
New York 1,870
Florida 1,700
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Technical Writers
North Dakota 50
Maine 60
South Dakota 60
West Virginia 90
Mississippi 90
Alaska 90
Puerto Rico 110