Is Technical Writing Important?

Many Colleges and Universities now offer certificates in technical writing. As a DBA the idea of technical writing important to me (and after all I do have a blog to maintain). Technical writing can have quite a lot of scope though. It can encompass:

  • Writing instruction manuals
  • Building reports
  • Creating graphs and charts
  • Web layout
  • Font choices
  • Working with various tools
  • Analyzing data
  • Building proposals
  • Plus lots more

I think that a lot of technical writing skill comes along as a natural progression of working in the IT business (at least for most people), but what about those folks that are new out of college? Do you feel that new graduates should have a feel for technical writing? Would a certificate in technical writing be beneficial in helping graduates get jobs? Would someone with a certificate be more likely to get an interview with your company?

These are all important questions and I am looking for you, the good reader, to assist me in gathering some data.

Please, spend a couple of minutes and fill out the survey below or the version over at SurveyMonkey. I will share the results once the survey is complete.

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