RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People

Subject: RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:06:02 -0400


I hear ya. If I did not like people I would have gone postal by now!

The article appears to be motivated by for-profit schools.

>
> The following link lists being a TW as number 2 on its list of Six Careers For People Who Don't Like People. http://education.yahoo.net/articles/six_solo_careers.htm?kid=1MNCA
>
> For TWs it says:
> Wish you could be left alone with your thoughts a little more - and deal with people a little less? Consider pursuing a career as a technical writer and you just might get your wish.
>
> "Many writers live a rich life inside their own heads," Ancowitz says. "Depending on what type of writing you do, your need to interact with the outside world may be more dependent on how well you stock your fridge than a burning need to 'party.'"
>
> As a technical writer, for example, you might write instruction or operating manuals, says the U.S. Department of Labor. That could mean spending your days gathering and organizing technical information, and figuring out how to explain complicated products or processes so customers can understand them better.
>
> Click to Find the Right Communications Program Now.
>
> Education Options: According to the Department of Labor, a college degree is usually required. You might want to consider earning it in journalism, English, or communications, as these are degrees employers generally prefer, says the Department.
> ________________________
>
> I guess TW jobs vary in the amount of interaction they have with people. Mine is filled with people and meetings.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Ron Hearn
> Documentation Specialist
>
> Central 1 Credit Union
> 1441 Creekside Drive
> Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
> V6J 4S7
>


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