Certificate in Writing
Good writing skills are essential for professionals in nearly every industry in order to effectively express their ideas, analyze statistics and prepare reports on various matters. And while we may not immediately think of it, writing skills are not only employed by journalists or professional writers but almost every professional, from police officers to astronauts. A person who is properly and professionally able to express himself, brief up reports and write in a way that appeals to the reader is extremely attractive to employers. As we slowly transform into a global village, where most communication is carried out by email, written skills are more important than ever.
Southern New Hampshire University
Indiana Wesleyan University
About the Degree
In order to meet the expectations of the job market, everyone from high school graduates to professionals who hold a master’s degree can take advantage of writing certification programs. A certificate of writing is designed to help students develop knowledge of the traditional parameters of language, and develop business and report writing skills. A typical certificate of writing includes courses such as technical writing, writing for public relations, advanced business writing, editing, practical criticism, expository writing and advanced composition. A certificate of writing can also be used to specialize in an area such as business communications, public relations and publishing.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for professionals in the field of writing will increase by approximately 8% during the next ten years. This increase will mainly be due to the increasing trend for web-based information and the rapidly growing field of journalism & media reporting. Salaries for beginners in this field are currently $50,000 per year and there is no upper limit for experienced and well known writers, publishers and journalists.