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Career Opportunities

  • Communication studies majors attain business, academic, and professional positions in many areas.
  • Occupations that require effective public-communication skills include spokesperson, announcer, and on-air talent.
  • In business, communication studies degrees prepare students for careers as corporate trainers, advertising coordinators, managers, public-relations agents, consultants, and human-resources specialists.
  • Students with a degree in communication studies can pursue a career in education as a high school or college instructor after completing appropriate post-graduate education and/or certification.
  • Communication specialists can serve effectively in government as speech writers, campaign managers, and professional lobbyists.
  • Communication studies degrees also provide good preparation for careers in arbitration, negotiation, and labor relations.

Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of professional positions and industries, including:

  • Advertising Copy Writer
  • Business
  • Campaign Director
  • Communication and Health Care
  • Creative Director
  • Disc Jockey, Radio/TV Program Host
  • Editor
  • Education
  • Event Planner
  • Government, Politics
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Planner
  • Producer
  • Public Information Officer
  • Publicity/Public Relations Manager
  • Reporter, Journalist
  • Social and Human Services

Click here for additional career information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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