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What can you do with a Communication degree?

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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Questions to consider when deciding upon this discipline

  1. Why do I want this major?
  2. Do I know enough about this major?
  3. What are the requirements for this major?
  4. What are the career opportunities for this major?
  5. Have I talked to someone in this major?

According to the National Communication Association, whose surveys of communication alumni show jobs, such as:

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Communications Director
  • Fundraiser
  • Event Planner
  • Negotiator
  • Community Relations Manager
  • Public Health Communicator
  • Mediator
  • Salesperson
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • Webmaster
  • Wedding consultant
  • Camp Director
  • Museum Curator
  • Quality Inspector
  • Paralegal Events Coordinator
  • Management Trainee
  • Student Activities Director
  • Leasing Consultant
  • Travel Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Multicultural Specialist
  • Hotel Manager
  • College Recruiter
  • Account Executive
  • Buyer
  • Mediation Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Communication Consultant
  • Law Firm Recruiter
  • Business Manager
  • Conference Leader
  • Public Relational Coordinator
  • Labor Negotiator
  • Property Manager
  • Customer Service
  • Parliamentarian
  • Debate Coach
  • Political Analyst
  • Counselor
  • Crisis Manager
  • Community Affairs Liaison
  • Admissions Director
  • Political Activist
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Career Adviser
  • Accreditation Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Teacher
  • Press Secretary
  • Product Manager
  • Activities Director (retirement center)
  • Tour Guide
  • Campaign Director
  • Systems Administrator
  • International Program Coordinator
  • Fundraiser
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Patient Rights Advocate
  • Drug Company Representative
  • Diversity Consultant and MORE!

Salary info for graduates with a degree in communication

According to Payscale,

  • Recent graduates with a degree in communications earn an annual median of $42,100 per year
  • Graduates with a degree in communications and some workforce experience earned a median annual salary of $72,300

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), media and communication occupations reported an average national full-time median wage of $54,780 in May 2016.