Originally published by: American Medical Writers Association
Originally published on: July 15, 2019


Until recently, most writers in the field of medical communication entered the field without formal training. Some started out with scientific or medical degrees and previously worked as scientists, physicians, or pharmacists before transitioning into medical writing. Others began as journalists and built a career by writing about health and medicine. 

Now, you can start a career in medical communication by taking medical writing courses that culminate in a degree specific to this field. You can also advance in the medical writing field by going back to school and earning an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Which degree programs include medical writing courses?

Most degree programs in medical writing culminate in one of the following degrees.