Professional Writing Major

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The Professional Writing concentration introduces students to the realm of digital and technical writing. Whether it’s writing applications for grant funding, managing a company’s social media profile, crafting website content, or constructing manuals for others to follow, this area of study covers a broad spectrum of topics and writing skills needed in every field today.  The Professional Writing concentration prepares students to write content for the 21st century professional world in fields such as grant writing, technical writing, and editing.

Potential Careers

  • Production Manager
  • Permissions Manager
  • Publicist
  • Blogger
  • Print Editor
  • Digital Content Editor
  • Grant Writer
  • Author of Nonfiction
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Writing Center Director
  • English Professor
  • English Instructor
  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Podcast Producer
  • Fact Checker
  • Copyeditor
  • Medical Scribe
  • Science Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Copy Writer
  • Advertising Director
  • Event Planner
  • Social Media Manager
  • Speechwriter
  • Fundraiser
  • Spokesperson
  • Campaign Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Sales Representative
  • Recruiter
  • Business Analyst
  • Career Counselor
  • Law Clerk
  • Paralegal

Median Annual Salary

Publicist

$118,430

Print Editor

$73,910

Grant Writer

$78,590

Author of Nonfiction

$67,120

Higher Education Administrator

$97,500

English Professor

$81,340

Editor

$63,400

Reporter

$49,300

Copyeditor

$63,400

Medical Scribe

$35,270

Technical Writer

$74,650

Marketing Manager

$142,170

Copy Writer

$67,120

Event Planner

$51,560

Fundraiser

$59,610

Customer Service Representative

$38,510

Administrative Assistant

$40,990

Public Relations Manager

$118,430

Human Resources Director

$121,220

Sales Representative

$65,420

Business Analyst

$87,660

Career Counselor

$58,120

Law Clerk

$40,930

Paralegal

$52,920

*Median annual salaries are from The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics