The how-to person who makes the complex easy to understand. A technical writer takes complex and technical information to create how-to guides, instruction manuals and journal articles, white papers and even frequently asked questions. Ever read the quick start guide for a smart watch or smart phone? That was written by a technical writer.
Technical writers often work with the techies of a company like computer engineers, computer support specialists, and software developers. They also work across departments including product development, manufacturing, marketing, and customer relations to ensure all technical content is consistent and accurate in how it’s used and communicated.
If technical writing is interesting to you, look into earning a bachelor’s degree in English or communications. Since so much of the writing is technical, having knowledge of a technical field like engineering, computer science or healthcare is a plus.