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Industry Outlook

Writers and editors with Web and multimedia experience will have the best odds of finding work in the coming years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The outlook for other fields is not as promising, however. The overall growth in employment of writers and authors will be slower than the average for all occupations through 2024. Editors are expected to experience 5 percent decline in employment, with traditional editing jobs in print newspapers and magazines continuing to disappear. Offsetting this decline, however, will be the slight growth of editing opportunities with online media. Technical writers are expected to have the best job prospects, with faster than average employment growth (10 percent) projected for them through 2024.

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