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Fast Facts for Writers in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Allentown, Scranton and York
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster

Salaries for Writers in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster

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  • Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online)
  • Creative Writing for Entertainment, Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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Programs
  • BA Creative Writing & English - Screenwriting
  • BA Creative Writing and English
  • BA Creative Writing & English - Fiction Writing
  • SNHU has been relentlessly reinventing quality higher education since 1932
  • Regionally accredited by the NEASC with many more programmatic accreditations
  • Offers several types of need & non-need based grants to qualifying students
  • Robust online programs offered for bachelor’s & master’s degrees & more
  • SNHU is ranked among Washington Monthly's "Best Colleges for Adult Learners"
Programs
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • Kaplan University Online Degree Programs
  • Attend college on your terms. Kaplan University offers fully online degree programs that fit any schedule.
Programs
  • Master of Social Work - Community Specialization
  • Master of Social Work - Clinical Specialization
  • SJU provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts
  • A Jesuit school with 8,415 students in all programs for 2016 grads &undergrads
  • Institutionally Accredited by the MSCHE and the AACSB (Haub School of Business)
  • 96% of 2016 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time
  • Qualifying students can receive financial assistance with tuition costs
Programs
  • B.A. in Christian Studies with a concentration in Youth Ministry
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Christian Ministry
  • B.A. in Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting
  • Theology Degrees Rooted in the Word of God
  • Since 1949, GCU has been a premier private Christian university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential.
  • Across the College of Theology, our theology degrees are designed to help you apply Scripture to the context in which you serve.
  • GCU offers a variety of transformative degrees with real-world relevance, such as Christian studies, pastoral ministry and the online Master of Divinity. 
  • Courses are available online, evenings and on campus in Phoenix, Arizona. Talk to us to learn about financial aid, start dates and more!
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Hybrid Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Education, Human Sexuality Studies
  • Teaches academic excellence, career preparation, & civic engagement for success
  • More than 40 undergraduate majors and 50 minors, including top-ranked programs
  • In a recent survey, 90% of seniors rated overall experience as excellent or good
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education w/110 acre campus near Philadelphia
  • Military Friendly School in the top 20 % helping military families, Victory Media
Programs
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science: Academic Librarianship
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science: Public Librarianship
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science: Archival Studies

St. John's is a Catholic Vincentian University that prepares students for personal and professional success in today's global society. Based in New York City, it is a diverse institution with a globally focused curriculum.

Programs
  • Gender Diversity Studies - MA in Psychology
  • Gender Diversity Studies - PhD of Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Pastoral Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Ministry
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences
  • Offers Master of Science in Library & Information Sciences on-campus or 100% online.
  • Ranked #1 in Information Systems and #4 in Library and Information Studies Graduate Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Students can combine their degree with a certificate program in data science, school media, or cultural heritage preservation.
  • Coursework focuses on subjects like information & digital literacy, metadata, and participatory libraries.

More Pennsylvania Writing Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Reading
Masters
2,233
Meadville
Bachelor
2,193
Glenside
Doctorate
3,592
Bloomsburg
Doctorate
8,745
Bryn Athyn
Masters & First Professional
138
Bryn Mawr
Doctorate
1,790
Lewisburg
Masters
3,677
Butler
Associate
3,656
Radnor
Masters
3,108
California
Masters
8,206
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
2,178
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
10,326
Allentown
Masters
1,888
Philadelphia
Doctorate
2,062
Cheyney
Masters
1,438
Clarion
Masters
6,795
Monaca
Associate
3,194
Center Valley
Masters
2,898
Media
Associate
10,816
Doylestown
Masters
2,081
Carlisle
Bachelor
2,381
Philadelphia
Doctorate
20,682
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
East Stroudsburg
Masters
7,053
Edinboro
Masters
7,686
Elizabethtown
Masters
2,360
Lancaster
Bachelor
2,104
Beaver Falls
Masters
1,891
Gettysburg
Bachelor
2,503
Grove City
Bachelor
2,504
Haverford
Bachelor
1,169
Philadelphia
Masters
3,487
Immaculata
Doctorate
4,057
Indiana
Doctorate
14,018
Huntingdon
Bachelor
1,506
La Plume
Bachelor
1,796
Kutztown
Masters
10,295
Pittsburgh
Masters
1,499
Philadelphia
Doctorate
5,994
Scranton
Associate
1,502
Easton
Bachelor
2,403
Annville
Doctorate
1,936
Bethlehem
Doctorate
6,845
Lincoln University
Masters
2,449
Lock Haven
Masters
5,241
Williamsport
Bachelor
1,429
Jenkintown
Associate
982
Mansfield
Masters
3,338
Scranton
Doctorate
3,316
Erie
Masters
4,253
Grantham
Bachelor
2,837
Millersville
Masters
8,306
Dallas
Doctorate
2,355
Bethlehem
Masters & First Professional
1,989
Cresson
Masters
1,595
Allentown
Bachelor
2,457
Aston
Doctorate
3,084
Media
Bachelor
1,646
University Park
Doctorate
43,252
Abington
Bachelor
3,352
Altoona
Bachelor
4,034
Erie
Masters
4,171
Uniontown
Bachelor
1,119
McKeesport
Bachelor
783
Middletown
Doctorate
3,907
Mont Alto
Bachelor
1,204
Lehman
Bachelor
697
Dunmore
Bachelor
1,347
York
Bachelor
1,622
Pittsburgh
Masters
3,591
Reading
Associate
4,682
Moon Township
Doctorate
5,055
Rosemont
Masters
940
Loretto
Doctorate
2,125
Philadelphia
Doctorate
7,542
Latrobe
Masters
1,924
Greensburg
Masters
1,991
Shippensburg
Masters
7,765
Slippery Rock
Doctorate
8,325
Selinsgrove
Bachelor
2,039
Swarthmore
Bachelor
1,491
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
34,696
Greenville
Bachelor
1,219
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
23,980
Bradford
Bachelor
1,407
Greensburg
Bachelor
1,777
Johnstown
Bachelor
3,121
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
27,020
Scranton
Doctorate
5,612
Collegeville
Bachelor
1,583
Villanova
Doctorate & First Professional
10,470
Washington
Bachelor
1,531
Waynesburg
Doctorate
2,462
West Chester
Masters
13,219
New Wilmington
Masters
1,455
Chester
Doctorate
4,866
Wilkes-Barre
Doctorate
5,114
Chambersburg
Masters
724
York
Masters
5,720

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Writers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Writers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Writers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle 90 $52,560
Lancaster 80 $51,420
Pittsburgh 230 $
Reading 30 $54,230

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