Authors and Writers

(NOC 5121)
+8.81%
 

Outlook

Employment grew at an above-average rate driven by the expansion of specialized publications and the development of e-publishing.

Hourly wages ($21.18) are above average ($16.91), and the rate of wage growth is significantly above average.

The unemployment rate (2.6%) is below average (5%).

The number of job seekers, primarily recent graduates, is keeping pace with the number of job openings.

Your work prospects will continue to be rated FAIR because:

The employment growth rate will likely be average because of an aging population interested in reading, expansion of specialized publications, and the development of e-publishing.

The retirement rate will likely be significantly above average, and the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

The number of job seekers will likely keep pace with the number of job openings.

Job Seekers: 54,458
Job Openings: 58,261

Job prospects for this career are rated Fair

Last Updated: July 16, 2012