Best Careers for Writers

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People suitable for these careers are good at writing and communicating effectively in writing for the needs of the audience.

Radiologists

examine and diagnose disorders and diseases using x-rays and radioactive materials. May treat patients.
Salary: $218850
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Urologists

1 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the genitourinary system and the renal glands.
Salary: $218850
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Lawyers

Rajeh A. Saadeh from The Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, L.L.C.
Jay Vaughn from Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery
Kyle Persaud from Persaud Law Office
Max Pepper from Missouri Ticket Fixers, a traffic law firm in Kansas City, MO
23 reviews
Lawyers represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Salary: $148910
Education: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Strong job growth


PR Managers

Angela Mastrogiacomo from Muddy Paw PR
2 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.
Salary: $135580
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Elementary and Secondary School Principals

Meredith Essalat, M.Ed. from A school in California
1 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.
Salary: $103010
Education: Master's degree
High job satisfaction

Administrative Law Judges

conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Salary: $102050
Education: Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction


Clinical Neuropsychologists

apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.
Salary: $100130
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth

Fraud Examiners and Investigators

obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.
Salary: $96630
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Microbiologists

1 reviews
investigate the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.
Salary: $91840
Education: Bachelor's degree


Molecular and Cellular Biologists

research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.
Salary: $89910
Education: Doctoral degree

English Literature Professors

teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $81340
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Climate Change Analysts

research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.
Salary: $80090
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth


Copy Writers

David Sautter from Top Fitness Magazine
1 reviews
write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.
Salary: $78680
Education: Bachelor's degree

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

1 reviews
create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.
Salary: $78680
Education: Bachelor's degree

Technical Writers

10 reviews
write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.
Salary: $78590
Education: Associate's degree
Strong job growth


Editors

Lisa Sanchez from The Nines
Thao Tran from Voltcave
5 reviews
plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Salary: $73910
Education: Bachelor's degree

PR Specialists

engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Salary: $71940
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth

Instructional Coordinators

Bri Salsman from Coach Training EDU
1 reviews
develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.
Salary: $70160
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Anthropologists

research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.
Salary: $69960
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth

Archeologists

1 reviews
conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery.
Salary: $69960
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth

Broadcast News Analysts

analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
Salary: $66000
Education: Bachelor's degree


Reporters

collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.
Salary: $66000
Education: Bachelor's degree

Health Educators

provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.
Salary: $62120
Education: Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

1 reviews
assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
Salary: $56610
Education: Associate's degree
Strong job growth


Proofreaders and Copy Markers

read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.
Salary: $44670
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction





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