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I've been developing ideas on what I can specialize in as a tech
writer in order to take my career to a new level. My last two jobs
have had a strong focus on health care information
management--building help files for applications that physicians use
in particular--and developing privacy practices for guarding the
information, and I did well at both.
So I'm getting the sense that this is something I am good at, and
would like to continue developing, but do not know where to take it
Are there certification courses in knowing HIPAA regs, for instance?
How would I advertise or market these specialties to employers? How
can I make inroads in this field without being a doctor msyelf?