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Keyword Relevance for: Professional, scientific and technical services
27-3042.00    Technical Writers

    O*NET-SOC Title yes    1 match
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    23 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    2 matches
    Detailed Work Activities yes    3 matches


  • Technical Writers

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Technical and Scientific Publications Editor
  • Technical Communicator
  • Technical Editor
  • Technical Publications Writer
  • Technical Report Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Writer (Consultant)
  • Technical Writer and Editor
  • Technical Writer/Instructional Designer
  • Technical Writing Lead/Mgr
  • Scientific Technical Writer
  • Scientific Writer
  • Documentation Specialist/Technical Writer
  • Global Technical Writer
  • Health Technical Writer
  • Health Science Writer
  • Instructional Designer/Technical Writer
  • Medical Technical Writer
  • Principal Technical Writer
  • Quality Analyst/Technical Writer
  • Senior Technical Editor
  • Senior Technical Writer
  • Senior Instructional Developer/Technical Writer

O*NET-SOC Description

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


  • Confer with customer representatives, vendors, plant executives, or publisher to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication.
  • Review manufacturer's and trade catalogs, drawings and other data relative to operation, maintenance, and service of equipment.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Compile technical information or documentation.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Review details of technical drawings or specifications.