Driven by expansion of scientific and technical products, as well as web-based product support, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an above-average growth rate in the employment of technical writers for the upcoming years.
Medical writers often begin with a background in science and then acquire writing skills, or they have a writing or English degree to which they add a comprehension of medical terminology. While medical writers often develop editing skills and move on to an editor position, strong computer skills in electronic publishing, graphics, and web design software are important contributors to success in this field either way.
“I never would have gotten the position were it not for the Medical Writing and Editing certificate. After only six months, I’d developed skills that helped me move forward in my career. With the network of colleagues that I’d gained through the certificate, plus the knowledge and materials I’d acquired, I was ready for a position focused on writing about topics in the medical and health fields.”
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