View professional job portfolios developed by USU students in the technical communication track.
Technical and professional communication (TPC) is a field that involves defining, creating, and delivering complex information to those who need to accomplish a defined task or goal. Students in the technical communication and rhetoric program take classes in editing, document design, project management, digital technologies, and other courses. Our curriculum is designed to equip students with the necessary tools to graduate with applicable skills for careers in learning experience (LX), user experience (UX), instructional design, editing, publishing, project management, grant and/or proposal writing, technical writing, marketing, and many more. This degree can also prepare students for law school and other postgraduate paths.
By earning a specialization in technical communication and rhetoric, students will learn the skills that can lead to meaningful careers. Students who have graduated from this program have gone on to work in LX design, usability research, user experience design, video production, copywriting and editing, marketing, risk communication, and project management.
Starting Salaries for Technical Communicators (Glassdoor.com, accessed Sept. 2022):
- Social Media Manager: $47,602
- Technical Communicator: $58,873
- Usability Analyst: $78,097
- UI/UX Designer: $63,635
Technical Communication and Rhetoric News
- Communication Studies
- Human Experience Design and Interaction
- Public Relations and Corporate Communication Studies
Scholarships & Financial Aid
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