Will I be employable?

Subject: Will I be employable?
From: Jennifer Williams <jewilliams1 -at- sbcglobal -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 04:28:14 -0700 (PDT)

I'm currently enrolled in an online technical writing degree completion program at Northeastern University. I'm thinking of picking up certificates in programming, database design and administration, and advanced web design along the way. Does this sound like a good idea? I was advised to focus in a technical area so I chose IT instead of say, health management. Now I'm having doubts and second thoughts about the viability of my choice and whether I'm learning what I should be. I'm just getting my feet wet in the industry again so I'm not as familiar with it as I was ten or even five years ago.

Am I on the right track to making myself employable when I graduate? Are technical writing jobs being offshored along with other IT jobs? Are other IT jobs still being offshored? Can anyone recommend a newsletter I should read to keep up with what's happening in IT? Should I choose another area of focus instead of IT? What is your background? What kind of technical writing do you do?


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