Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has two technical writing schools within its city limits. Southern Methodist University, the highest ranked school in the city with a technical writing program, has a total student population of 10,891. It is the 976th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Technical Writing students from Dallas schools who go on to become technical writers, business writers, writers, creative writers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,270 people working as technical writers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,610. Also, Writers and authors make on average $64,560 per year and there are about 43,390 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 530 employed writers and authors earning an average salary of $52,390. Technical writers in this area earn $68,750/yr and there are 830 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.403 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by technical writers, and 0.260/1000 are held by writers and authors.
Of the 2 technical writing schools in Dallas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for technical writing students, with Central Texas Commercial College as the lowest, reported at only $11,173/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|