Writers and Authors

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Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Job Outlook

Employment of writers and authors is projected to decline 2 percent from 2019 to 2029. Many news outlets, including digital outlets, are downsizing, offering fewer opportunities for writers and authors. Additionally, employment of writers and authors in newspaper, book, periodical, and directory publishers is expected to decline as the industry consolidates and shrinks and as more people access the information they need online.

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  • English Language
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Communications and Media
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
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