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Writers and Authors

Prepare original written material, like books or articles.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$34.67 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  8.5%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Determine presentation subjects or content.
  • Develop promotional strategies or plans.
  • Conduct market research.
  • Obtain copyrights or other legal permissions.
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Job Title Examples:

Advertising Copy Writer
Copy Writer
Web Content Writer

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