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List of Industries Employing Writers and Authors

The following industries employ Writers and Authors ,  SOC Code  27-3043  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 1,800 2,000 200
Independent Artists/Writers/Performers   (NAICS 711500 ) 1,600 1,800 200
Advertising and Related Services   (NAICS 541800 ) 900 1,000 100
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 400 500 100
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers   (NAICS 511100 ) 400 300 -100
Radio and Television Broadcasting   (NAICS 515100 ) 300 300 0
Other Information Services   (NAICS 519000 ) 300 400 100
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 200 300 100
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 200 200 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Grantmaking and Giving Services   (NAICS 813200 ) 200 300 100
Social Advocacy Organizations   (NAICS 813300 ) 100 100 0
Professional and Similar Organizations   (NAICS 813900 ) 100 100 0
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses   (NAICS 454100 ) 100 200 100
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites   (NAICS 712000 ) 100 100 0
Religious Organizations   (NAICS 813100 ) 100 100 0
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 100 100 0
Legal Services   (NAICS 541100 ) 100 100 0
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 100 200 100
Cable and Other Subscription Programming   (NAICS 515200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 100 100 0

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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