Demographic information on Technical writers in the US. The average age of male Technical writers in the workforce is 46.8 and of female Technical writers is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Technical writers is White.
Data on higher education choices for Technical writers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Technical writers is English but a relatively high number of Technical writers hold a major in Communication Technologies.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Technical writers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technical writers need many skills, but most especially Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Technical writers need more than the average amount of Writing, Operations Analysis, and Reading Comprehension.
Projections on wages and job growth for Technical writers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Technical writers are expected to see a growth of 10.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.