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Dec12-10, 11:47 PM
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I've been thinking a lot about my education lately and I'm thinking science may not be the right path for me. I won't go into a list of reasons why, but I'm pretty sure it's just not for me. However, I'm still fairly interested and knowledgeable on the basics (I'm in my second year of undergrad, majoring in chemistry) but I'm probably going to change to a radically different area of study. I know no one here is going to want to hear this, but I was thinking English.

I had an almost perfect writing score on my SAT and I've been reading practically since I was born. I'm probably better at writing and critical reading than anything else, and most importantly, it's what I really love to do. I want to remain somewhat involved in science, even indirectly, so one career option I'm thinking about is technical writing.

I've heard that technical writers for engineering firms can make decent money, but beyond that I'm not really sure about anything in this field. Has anyone here worked with a technical writer personally? Or is anyone a technical writer themselves? It's not a definite career goal; I'm just looking for any sort of firsthand information.
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