Re: Why so few medical techwriters

Subject: Re: Why so few medical techwriters
From: Felice Albala <felice_albala -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:03:55 -0700 (PDT)

Hold on a second here. Is there no other purpose to
higher education than dollars and cents? Am I wrong in
thinking that an education is the best place to start
on a career path? Won't a solid foundation of
knowledge serve a person well throughout their career?

All else being equal, wouldn't a candidate with a
Master's in writing be more desirable than one
without? So many tech writers (myself included) don't
start out with the intention of being a tech writer,
and our degrees probably cover a broad spectrum of
disciplines (mine is in Linguistics). I believe that
anyone wanting to be a tech writer or medical writer
is doing the right thing by considering a Master's in

I don't want to discourage anyone from pursuing higher
education if that's what they want to do.

Felice Albala

--- eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com wrote:

> > Shannon is getting a BS degree in science with a
> minor in writing. She's graduating this December. As
for a Master's in writing, my point is that it would
> > great for a tech writer, but I can't speak to the
> > issue of medical writer.
> Does anyone have numbers to back up the above
> assertion? Will a Master's in writing gain any
significant advantage in obtaining employment or any
> significant increase in base salary or starting
> position?
> Eric L. Dunn
> Senior Technical Writer


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