Careers & Placements

The majority of our graduates pursue careers as technical communicators and work closely with other technology experts to develop documentation that effectively communicates complex and technical information. See the US Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Society for Technical Communication for more information about careers in technical writing and communication.

Graduates of our certificate and MS programs hold jobs with titles such as:

  • technical writer and editor, senior technical writer
  • web content writer, manager, or strategist 
  • online content/social media manager
  • e-learning designer, instructional designer 
  • technical content architect, web solutions architect
  • senior usability consultant, UX designer
  • senior training specialist

Our MS and certificate graduates have found careers at a variety of businesses and institutions around the globe, including:

  • 3M
  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • Boston Scientific
  • Brain Traffic
  • Comtech
  • Dashe & Thomson
  • Eli Lilly
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Meditech
  • Medtronic
  • Samsung
  • Soros Compliance
  • Seward Incorporated
  • Target
  • Toro Company
  • University of Minnesota
  • Wells Fargo

Job Outlook

The most recent information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports expectations of growth for technical writer positions.

Job Outlook Factor Information about the Factor
Median Pay (2021) $78,060 per year 

$37.53 per hour
Number of Jobs (2021) 55,400
Job Outlook (2021-2031) 6% (As fast as average)
Employment Change (2021-2031) 3,100