Web Content Writer Career Field

web content writerWeb content writers create written content for internet web sites. Content can be articles for other companies or blogs and other websites maintained by the web content writer. Many web content writers are freelance writers, self-employed or project based. Some web content writers telecommute and do their writing from home through the internet.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree (4 years of College) in English, journalism, or technical writing

Web content writers generally need a bachelor’s degree (4 year college degree) in English, technical writing, or a similar field. Excellent computer skills are absolutely necessary in this field. Web content writers often need excellent web editing skills and some basic photo editing skills. They often create and edit web pages, as well as the web based content. Web content writers must also prove their muster by creating excellent copy for websites. Some will gain experience by creating their own websites and then utilizing this as a platform for getting hired to do other web based projects.

Educational Courses

Writing Skills
Web Page Creation and Editing Skills
Internet Content Writing
Graphic Illustration Software
Graphic Schematics
Technical Writing Skills
Editing Skills

Employment Statistics

Number Employed writers in 2008: 151,700
Projected Employment of writers through 2018: 174,100
Average Annual Pay for salaried writers in 2008: $53,070

Great Colleges

Western Governor’s University
Capella University
Walden University
University of Phoenix
DeVry Institute

Related Careers

Announcers
Interpreters and translators
News analysts, reporters, and correspondents
Technical writers

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