Hello everyone. I’m going to try and keep this brief.
I have a degree in Computer Science and am currently working as a “programmer”. Programmer is in quotes as that’s what my title is, but I rarely actually code. I mainly use packaged software to maintain internal applications and SharePoint sites.
Another career that has always sat in the back of my mind is technical writing. I’ve always excelled in my writing classes and I feel I understand writing guidelines and styles a lot better than I understand code. I’ve also heard that having a computer science degree is a good foot in the door to that field.
I guess what scares me the most is the unknown in all this. I’m also scared that some type of coding job is the only way I can continue earning my current salary. (50k plus good benefits, 401k, etc.) Is this possible if I pursue technical writing? (I live in a low COL area so this is enough to live, especially with my husbands salary) I would also like to work remotely if possible, but that’s not a hard requirement by any means.
Is this normal? How should I move forward? Should I just try one and then keep trying if that fails? Any tips on pursuing either of these fields? Any advice or input is appreciated.