Technical Writers

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Will "Technical Writers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers may be able to take some comfort in the results from our poll, which shows a 52% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 89% probability of automation

Projected Growth

10%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$69,850

or $33.58 hourly

People Employed

49,780

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 534 out of 706

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Job description

Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

SOC Code: 27-3042

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Tad says
Until both the end-user and the engineer are both automated there is no feasible way to fully automate this job. You can have some IT tech writer positions that become more efficient through perhaps some auto-text generation but expecting this to translate into any hardware based product is extremely difficult to automate
Aug 06, 2019 at 11:08 PM
Anthony says
We already have artificial intelligence which is capable of blogging and reporting news articles without human beings being capable of detecting that this information has been written by what is effectively an algorithm, so it is incomprehensible (to me) that within the coming decades, for the concept of what it is to be a “writer” to remain unphased. I myself have worked as a writer and author and I can emphatically state that artificial intelligence is going to usher in a paradigm shift for those who are currently connected to the field of written work. The profession will remain intact until the end of the century, but swift and vast changes are to be had; this is an inevitability which we must accept, embrace, and use to empower modern day writers
Jul 16, 2019 at 09:50 PM
Mother (Small chance) says
Every company has their own standards for writing. The more successful writers are able to inject some personality into their writing.
Apr 26, 2019 at 05:34 PM
SEBASTIAN ARBOLEDA says
How will they take the job if you need to know the systems that you are writing about?
Apr 01, 2019 at 12:17 AM

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