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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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Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing
  • Bachelor degree programs include English, Education, Mathematics, Theatre, Biophysical Sciences, Christian Ministry, and more.
  • Ranked among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Regent’s School of Education has yielded a 95% pass rate on the School Leadership Licensure Assessment.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online)
  • Creative Writing for Entertainment, Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 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.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • MS in Information Management
  • MS in Library and Information Science
  • Accredited by the American Library Association, this program focuses on both the theory and practice of library science and grounds students in the knowledge, skills and values to become change agents in the field across a broad range of industries.
  • The MS in Library and Information Science (MLIS) curriculum prepares students for careers in a broad range of settings, including academic institutions, public libraries, corporations, government agencies, and cultural institutions.
  • This program is 36 credits and can be completed in 18 months.
  • The innovative learning technology platform helps students cultivate lifelong professional relationships and personally interact with a worldwide community of students and alumni—all while having the flexibility to continue working full time.
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
  • Find Your Purpose with a Degree from GCU's College of Theology
  • From the bachelor's to master's level, our college of ministry offers the education you need to prepare the next generation of disciples.
  • Choose your emphasis - global ministry, biblical studies, youth ministry, divinity, worship leadership and more.
  • Our transfer-friendly bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for traditional campus and online students.
  • The College of Theology's guiding pillars are Gospel Centered, Church Focused and Missions Oriented.
  • Speak with an enrollment counselor today and learn about our various theology bachelor's and master's programs.
Programs
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Study at a university accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
  • Immediately apply what you’re learning to current workplace challenges
  • Experience the convenience and flexibility of online learning—access coursework 24/7
  • Take advantage of four start dates per year
  • Benefit from no required GRE/GMAT 
  • Enjoy small class sizes and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Earn your degree from a respected institution in as few as 18 months
Programs
  • Doctor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Ranked #12 in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 4,000 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

Founded in 1821 in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener is nationally recognized for our commitment to civic engagement, service, and social responsibility. The university has been included on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction every year since its inception in 2006.

Programs
  • Online Master of Information
  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
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).

More Pennsylvania Writing Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 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.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Harrisburg 90 $49,150
Carlisle 90 $49,150
Pittsburgh 310 N/A
Lancaster 90 $46,090

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