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Successfully Shaping the Future Profession of Technical Communicator

Dr. Daniela Straub | Lecture, Room 2, 1. day

The professional title of “technical communicator” is younger than the actual activity: There has always been a need to explain products.

An old example is the “Fireworks Book” of 1420, which describes the manufacture of firearms and powder mixtures. In recent years, the occupation has been defining itself and becoming more professionalized: Technical communicators specialize, become experts, tackle future issues such as Info4.0 and digitalization options, or manage networked electronic information or multimedia information development. This article introduces the newest findings from surveys on requirements and salaries and discusses the professional perspectives that technical communication offers, as well as how one might define a successful professional future. In addition, options for occupational professionalization are explained, such as the tekom competence framework, qualification consultation, and certification as a technical communicator.