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.
Potential Job Titles for Medical Writers and Editors
- Medical Writer/Editor
- Technical Editor
- Content Specialist
- Regulatory Writer/Editor