The best job I ever had spanned the full spectrum of technical communication.
In a response to a comment in a discussion related to my post Content Engineering is not Technical Writing, Scott Abel said:
Who cares what tech writers do. There’s no future (read: great paying careers) in documenting things. That ship sailed a long time ago. Now, companies pay top dollar for someone with a hybrid set of skills.
I’m not sure if I would go that far. I know lots of tech writers who still make a good living. And frankly, for anyone who wants to make a career as a writer, technical writing is a godsend, since there are few other writing jobs that provide middle class incomes.