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14 high-paying jobs for people who love writing

Áine Cain and Anaele Pelisson

You don't necessarily have to become a writer to put your writing skills to good use.

In fact, there are plenty of well-paid jobs in a range of fields — from medicine to education — that require excellent writing abilities.

Business Insider checked the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, and looked at salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' website to find positions with a median annual salary of more than $55,000 that require writing skills.

O*NET ranks how important "the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand" is in any job, assigning each a "writing importance level" between 1 and 100, where a higher score indicates more writing skills are required. It also breaks down each occupation's projected growth from 2014 to 2024.

Here are 14 well-paying jobs with a writing-importance level of 81 or higher and a projected growth of at least 2%:

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(Don't write off these gigs.Ana Pelisson/Business Insider)

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