To find high-paying jobs in tech comm, many technical writers move to urban technology hubs because companies want their workers on site. Living in an urban tech hub usually involves high costs of living and the sacrifice of a more rural, suburban lifestyle. It’s unclear why the digital revolution doesn’t motivate more companies to welcome remote workers.
You can imagine my excitement when I saw that the top story in the STC’s Tech Comm Today newsletter was a curated article by none other than Tom Johnson of “I’d Rather Be Writing” himself, and it was an article inspired by one of my articles here! (Thanks, Tom!)
Tom takes the time to look at the STC Salary Database (which I have definitely tried to use to my advantage) to look a little deeper into the topic. In many ways, he comes to similar conclusions as I have, and the comments included (including one of my own talking about the database) is a great reflection of what’s going on in the tech comm field right now as far as opportunity availability.
After reading Tom’s post (and mine), what do you think? Is this a topic that should be pursued by the STC at-large to help companies become aware of the many tech comm resources globally that are available if they become more flexible? Include your comments below.