You’ve got a love of words and a knack for getting your ideas across. Turn that talent into an enriching new career by studying a writing course.
Graduates of writing courses may take on a wide variety of roles in the publishing, media, advertising and creative sectors.
If you choose to work as a journalist, you may complete tasks such as:
If you choose to work as a copywriter, you may complete tasks such as:
If you choose to work as an editor, you may complete tasks such as:
You may also choose to work as a creative author, poet or screenwriter, and will work independently to conduct research and draft chapters or scenes for your creative work. You may also work with an editor to refine your work.
Roles you may take on after completing a writing course may include work as a:
You’ll thrive working as a writer if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook reports that the writing sector in Australia has been growing moderately for the past decade, and expects job opportunities in the sector to continue expanding. Currently employing approximately 27,500 people, the sector will likely expand to employ approximately 30,300 people by 2020. Job Outlook predicts similar growth for the creative writing sector, reporting that although fewer than 10,000 people are employed in the field, new job openings are expected to double by 2020.
PayScale reports that writers may earn anywhere between $22,000 and $90,000 per year, depending on the nature of their role and the type of employment. Generally, a writer can expect to earn between $41,000 and $80,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $58,000.
A content writer or copywriter may earn an average salary of $47,000 per year, an editor may receive an average salary between $42,000 and $60,000 per year, depending on experience, and a creative writer may earn approximately $39,000 per year, according to PayScale.