What Can I Do With a Major In Technical Writing & Communication?

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Explore this Major

Learn more about a major in technical writing & communication major. All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and technical writing and communication majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include strong written communication skills, digital literacy, and analytical & critical thinking.                                            

Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "EIA" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.

 

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Professional Organizations

Alumni Career Examples

Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals

Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major! 

Communications & Media

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Internships

  • Technical Writing Intern, The Toro Company
  • Science Communications Internship, Biotechnology Institute, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Technical Writing Intern, Graco
  • Digital Health Intern, Boston Scientific
  • Academic Intern, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Information Technology Intern, Boston Scientific
  • Technical Documentation Intern, Unisys
  • Technical Writing Intern, Boston Scientific
  • Technical Writing Intern, Graco

Entry-Level

  • Web Content Writer/Editor, University of Minnesota
  • Communication Specialist, C.H. Robinson
  • Online Communications & Design Specialist, Self Esteem Brands
  • Technical Writer, Thomson Reuters
  • Account Executive, Houck Advertising
  • Technical Writer, Preco
  • Writer, Amcom Software
  • Technical Writer, Optum Health
  • Associate Technical Writer, Graco

Experienced

  • Online Communication & Design Specialist, Self Esteem Brands
  • Technical Writer, Christian Reformed World Relief
  • Designer, Periscope
  • Technical Writer, Medtronic
  • Editor, National Renewable Energy Lab
  • President, Riverview Writing
  • Technical Writer, Eco Water Systems Inc.
  • Lead Technical Writer, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Business

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Entry-Level

  • Planning Analyst, Target
  • Marketing Manager, Degrees of Entertainment
  • Business Development Representative, Epicor Software
  • Marketing & Sales Intern, Matterport
  • Recruiting Intern, Simpatico Staffing Co.

Experienced

  • Manager, Mayo Clinic*
  • Marketing Director, Brookfield
  • Operations Director, GovDelivery
  • Project Manager, IBM
  • Project Manager, Resource Data Inc.
  • Marketing Manager, Filament Marketing
  • Training and Development Specialist, J&B Group
  • Administrator, Delta Airlines*
  • Marketing Director, Health Partners Inc.
  • Consultant, Boston Scientific*
  • Account Executive, Exponent
  • Training and Development Associate, Target Stores

 

The College of Liberal Arts Career Services and the University of Minnesota has no control or responsibility for the: (a) quality or safety of any experiential learning opportunity/position descriptions or (b) the application, hiring practices, or EEO/AA status of any of the organizations listed here. We encourage students to use precaution when applying to, interviewing at, or participating in volunteer, internship, job, or research programs outside of the University. These opportunities are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and have not been fully vetted.