A Technical Communication graduate student recently interviewed me for a project she’s doing. She asked great questions, and (with her permission) I thought I’d share some of my answers with you.
What does a career trajectory look like in technical communication?
Follow-on question: Is there lots of room for growth, or do people need to transition to management after a certain point?
There is lots of room for growth. Just as people follow many paths into Tech Comm, they find a lot of paths to follow once they’re here.
It’s like Dr. Seuss said: you can go almost anywhere.
Where you go in Tech Comm — or where you go from Tech Comm — depends on what you’re especially good at and what you’re most interested in. Continue reading