Are you interested in the field of science? If are you specifically interested in writing about interesting developments in the field of science, then becoming a science writer may be for you.
Jobs in science communication are generally on the rise today.
What Science Writers do:
Science writers research, write and edit scientific news, articles and features, for business, trade and professional publications, specialist scientific and technical journals, and the general media, including television, radio and blogs. To do so they interview and meet various clients and professionals, as well as read and review publications.
The Process to Become a Science Writer is as Follows:
1. Earn a bachelor's degree in science OR a bachelor's degree in journalism
2) If the journalism route is taken, when one is writing they must specialize in scientific writing
3) Take postgraduate qualification coursed in journalism or scientific communications (optional)*
4) Become qualified with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) as an official journlist
* One can start writing as soon as they obtain a bachelor's degree and qualify to be a journalist
Salary and Benefits:
Average salary is about $30,000 a year
Science writers often work 9-5 pm, traveling to various locations throughout the day. They even travel internationally to attend conferences and visit clients. So if you love learning new things related to science, becoming a science writer may be for you as they learn these interesting developments and discoveries first hand from the people who researched them.
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