At this particular moment I am undeclared so I am not sure where I will end up in the future. However, I am almost positive I will end up in a math or science major. That being said, writing won’t be primary in my career.
If I end up in the science field and want to be a teacher at a University I will have to do research and report it. My reports will have to be thought out and well written. It should sound scholarly and authoritative. If I end up in a lab, my writing will consist more of short statements and conclusions. However, it will still need to be clear and concise.
If I end up as a math major, I can’t really see writing becoming a part of my career unless I decide to write a textbook or something of that sort. Part of this is due to the fact that I don’t enjoy writing. I am semi purposefully choosing career paths that don’t require large amounts of writing.
Outside of my actual career, there are several places I will use writing. First, I think it’s important to be able to write well in case you ever need to address someone either through a letter, email, or resume. Also, I have a food blog that I started last year (thedancingwhisk.com). While I am not super active on it right now, I could see myself getting really into it in the future. I didn’t realize when I started it that all blogs require a lot of writing. It has, and will continue, to push my writing to be more clear and engaging.