I spent a good portion of the evening looking at online job databases, and it’s a bit discouraging to see the quality of jobs available. I graduate in May (pending the passing of my MATC portfolio) and it’s easy to get discouraged about jobs in technical writing and technical editing, at least in the Texas market.
Lubbock has been kind to me in many ways, but the town has a way of making one feel constricted — like something is happening everywhere but here. I have my heart set on Austin or Dallas if I stay in the state. Both communities have a lot to offer, and both show positive growth in the technology markets. If any tech writers read my blog, post comments or drop me a line, I’d like to discuss the employment outlook where you’re at.