This from the NWU

Subject: This from the NWU
From: Michele Davis <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 11:48:24 -0600

The NWU sent this out:

37 Professions to be Offshored

According to UC Berkeley research, the following 37 professions are at risk of being offshored. These professions can be telecommuted, which means these professions are expected to be offshored. If US workers in these professions manage to survive offshoring, they will face either lower salaries (due to lower pay for these jobs in Southeast Asia) or stagnating salaries (i.e., no raises or bonus, ever) for the rest of their lives in that profession. If you are in these fields, consider moving into a job that can not be telecommuted. Research paper at The New Wave of Outsourcing <>.

* Computer and mathematical occupations (including technical writing)
* Paralegals and legal assistants
* Radiological technologists and technicians
* Medical transcriptionists
* Business and finance support
* Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators
* Cost estimators
* Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
* Management analysts
* Accountants and auditors
* Budget analysts
* Credit analysts
* Financial analysts

* Insurance underwriters
* Tax preparers
* Office support
* First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative
support workers
* Switchboard operators, including answering service
* Telephone operators
* Bill and account collectors
* Billing and posting clerks and machine operators
* Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
* Payroll and timekeeping clerks
* Procurement clerks
* Brokerage clerks
* Correspondence clerks
* Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks

* Customer service representatives
* Interviewers (except eligibility and loan)
* Loan interviewers and clerks
* Order clerks
* Human resources assistants (except payroll and timekeeping)
* Production, planning, and expediting clerks
* Computer operators
* Data entry keyers
* Desktop publishers
* Insurance claims and policy processing clerks
* Statistical assistants

As you can see TECHNICAL WRITING is in the queue for being offshore outsourced.

I, myself, am taking measures into my own hands and moving in several different career paths. I am doing volunteer and paid work as a script supervisor for commercials, films, industrials, and PSAs. I think it is a normal switch since most TWers are meticulous and detail-oriented and take great notes.

Just a little tidbit to think about everyone. "In the year 3535, ain't gonna need to tell the truth, ain't gonna need to lie..."



I got out of Babylon, but there was no Zion. No Promised Land.


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