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Erin Cohen

Erin Cohen, Assurant Health

A graduate of UWM's Professional Writing Program, I gained the skills and knowledge that have contributed to my success in jobs including editor, reporter, and technical writer. I valued the real life writing experiences of my professors and advisors, some of whom I still keep in contact with today.

The classes I took in project management, usability studies, and document design all provided me with the foundation I needed to work in my current position of senior technical writer at Assurant Health.

Erin Cohen
Sr. Technical Writer
Assurant Health

From 10 Careers that Top $30 per Hour
by Clare Kaufman,

Technical Writer Median Hourly Wage: $30.18 Salary: $62,780

Technical writers interpret engineering and scientific information for a lay audience, producing product documentation, user manuals, project proposals, and scientific reports. Most writers come to the field with a college bachelor's degree in a communications or liberal arts field. Some colleges offer specialized certificate programs in technical communication, which incorporate IT literacy training.