March 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM
March 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM
What Does This Mean? Results of the 2018 Census of Technical Communicators
STC members: Do you remember receiving an onslaught of messages last summer inviting you to participate in the census of technical communicators? As a reminder, the Census—the first one conducted of technical communicators in over a quarter century—identifies who we are:
- Our educational and professional backgrounds
- Our current jobs: job titles, characteristics of the organizations in which we work, reporting relationships, types of projects on which we work, and tools and processes used in our work,
- Professional development
- Satisfaction in our careers in technical communication and current positions.
- Career plans for the next five years
- Opinions and concerns and future of technical communication
For those who have not yet read the December 2018 issue of Intercom, this webinar familiarizes you with some of the key results. For those of you who have read that issue or for whom questions arise as we review the results together, this webinar provides an opportunity to explore those questions and other issues with the researcher and other technical communicators.
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