The technical communicator: sought internationally – but little-known

What does a compliance manager do? And how much are technical communicators paid? In the outside world, not much is known about tc and its many occupational profiles. But this is set to change, with tekom and its many volunteers embarking on numerous activities to change the awareness of this prosperous professional field.

Text by Daniela Straub


The technical communicator: sought internationally – but little-known

Unknown professions

With the age of digitalization and of economic change come new requirements, creating new professions. However, despite the good job prospects of these professions, they remain largely unknown to both employees and employers. In fact, today, the number of unknown professions is significantly larger than that of the better known: According to the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit), there are currently 3,200 professions registered in Germany – although an additional 4,800 professions exist. Yet, most job seekers select from only approx. 300 professional fields. Take, for instance, the compliance manager: According to a survey, 79 percent of respondents are not familiar with this profession. Many companies are urgently seeking employees in unknown professions. These jobs offer great prospects, however, only few people know that these professions even ...