Sample 1 - State of California

List of Industries Employing Technical Writers

The following industries employ Technical Writers ,  SOC Code  27-3042  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2012 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
Change
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 1,000 1,200 200
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 800 1,000 200
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 600 1,000 400
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 500 600 100
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 500 600 100
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 300 200 -100
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 300 500 200
Data Processing and Related Services   (NAICS 518200 ) 200 200 0
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 200 100 -100
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
Change
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 200 200 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 100 100 0
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 100 100 0
Independent Artists/Writers/Performers   (NAICS 711500 ) 100 100 0
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 100 100 0
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 100 100 0
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 100 0 -100
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 100 100 0
Other Professional & Technical Services   (NAICS 541900 ) 0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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