RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People

Subject: RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:55:12 -0400

The "news" and "educational job" articles on Yahoo are such a joke. The
value comes in reading the comments of readers, when they allow them.

Most of the "Jobs you should have" type articles are thinly disguised ads
for colleges.

Degrees for Technical Writing are always entertaining. You need someone to
write about C++ so you hire an English major? Or a writer of airframe
design and maintenance so you hire a journalist? ** Why? Well, if you hired
the one you need, a BSCS or BSME, you have to wonder why is this person
taking a pay cut as a writer rather than working as a programmer or engineer
making the big bucks. And since we are geared for 100% degree employment
now, you have to have something. The more recent "Technical Communications"
degree is a bit less familiar to the world and heaven help you if all you
have is 20 years of real experience and no degree.

No doubt the school sponsoring the article just happens to have the degrees
that are recommended for the jobs mentioned.

** - No offense meant to English or Journalism majors. They are both well
respected fields of study and work.

-----Original Message-----

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.

> 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.

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