Why Study Technical Writing
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of jobs in technical writing and related fields will increase at a faster rate than most jobs in any field. Professional and technical writing is a career for people who enjoy writing, problem solving, using technology, and interacting with subject-matter experts and those who use technology.
A student who enjoys writing to communicate with readers should consider the professional writing concentration. Interests in technology, rhetoric, design, and computers are key for success. Job openings in professional and technical writing are most common in parts of the country with high-tech industry like California, Texas, and the Northeast, but Tennessee employs more technical writers than the national average, and the mean pay for technical writers is over $66,000 in Tennessee.
Our technical-writing faculty have over fifty years of experience teaching, writing, and editing
What will I Learn
- Clear, persuasive writing.
- Document Genres and formats
- Research Skills
General education at APSU is a diverse curriculum of related ideas and experiences to prepare students to live and work in a global society. The General Education Core aims to facilitate the development of foundational knowledge, skills and values that empower students to realize their full potential and inspire them to make positive contributions in a global society.