Career Details

Writer and Author

Career Overview

Writers create written content for books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, songs, scripts, blogs, or an other source of information.

Education

A four-year bachelor's degree in English, French, journalism, communications, or a related field is probably necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's or doctorate) in a related field, which may take an additional two-five years to earn, would be more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$29,000 /yr
$61,000 /yr
$118,000 /yr

Courses Required

  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Marketing
  • Foreign Languages
Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

Work Environment

Writers create written content for books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, songs, scripts, blogs, or an other source of information.