You will learn more about the various roles of writers and communicators in the workplace across a number of courses in the major, especially ENG 3836 Professional Lives and Literacy Practices, ENC 4944 Writing Internship, and ENC 4379 Writing and Rhetoric Capstone.

We encourage you to take advantage of resources available through UCF Career Services including help with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing; job search workshops, the Employment Prep Conference, and Career Expos.

As you will discover, a wide range of industries and companies hire writing specialists, who are called various titles, including but not limited to the following: advertising writer, copy writer, columnist, communication coordinator or manager, communication specialist or consultant, copyeditor, documentation writer or specialist, editor, editorial assistant, entertainment writer, freelance writer, grant writer, healthcare communicator, information designer or developer, marketing writer or communicator, publications specialist, medical writer, professional/technical writer, proposal writer, public relations specialist, regulatory writer, report writer, sales writer, staff writer, Web content writer, website manager, writing teacher.

Industry Sectors

Below is a list of industries that regularly hire writers, each with an example of a company that has hired in Central Florida.

  • Business (Coldwell Banker Commercial)
  • Education (Orange County Public Schools)
  • Engineering (QinetiQ North America)
  • Entertainment, Tourism, Hospitality (Walt Disney World)
  • Government (City of Orlando)
  • Healthcare, Medicine, Biotechnology (United Healthcare)
  • IT and Software Development (Harris Corporation)
  • Legal Services (Holland & Knight)
  • Nonprofit and Civic Organizations (Special Olympics Florida)
  • Professional Business Services (Pontoon Solutions)
  • Professional and Technical Communication (Siemens)
  • Public Relations (Curley & Pynn)
  • Publishing and Editing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Types of Graduate and Professional Programs

  • English, Rhetoric & Composition (check out this directory of M.A. programs in this area)
  • English, Technical or Professional Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Law School
  • Communication Management

Prospects for Graduates with Writing and Other Liberal Arts Degrees

Surveys of Employers Indicating Importance of Writing and Communication Competencies

Job Outlook and Job Database Resources