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Communication

What can you do with this major?

The communications field perhaps opens more doors than any other major. Not only is there a diverse range of careers that you can enter into with the Communication major, but it also acts as a great stepping stone to enter graduate school!

The following list represents a few of the kinds of career titles for Communication majors:

  • Conflict Resolution - Human resource managers, Lawyers, Judges, Arbitrators, Mediators, Conciliators, International peacekeeping work, Paralegals, Hearing officers, School and career counselors, Operations research analyst, Property and real estate positions, Lodging and hotel management, Training and development careers, Probation and corrections officers, Criminal justice, Law enforcement careers
  • Journalism - Reporters and correspondents, Technical writers, Advertising copy writers, Public relations workers, Educational writers, Fiction writers, Biographers, Screen writers, Editors
  • Mass Media - Art directors, Commercial and graphic artists, Copy chiefs, Copywriters, Editors, Lobbyists, Marketing research analysts, Public relations specialists, Promotion specialists, Sales representatives, Technical writers
  • Organizational Communication - Account Executive, Advertising Manager, Consumer Affairs Specialist, Corporate Communications Director, Customer Service Representative, Hospitality Manger, Human Resources Administrator, Industrial & Labor Relations Specialist, Management Analyst, Mediator, Presenter, Public Relations Specialist, Recruiter
  • Public Relations - Corporate trainer, Team leader, Organizational development manager, Sales and sales training, Employment coordinator, Communication specialist, Marketing, Human resources, Customer service, Fundraisers, Lobbyists, Promotion managers, Advertising managers, Community relations

The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses and institutions that employ Communication majors:

  • News reporting, Photojournalism, Broadcast journalism, Photographic illustration, Television production, Printing and publications, Advertising, Sales and marketing, Management consulting, Technical writing and editing, Public relations, and government service, as well as graduate study in photography, theoretical and applied linguistics, information science, library science, and telecommunications.

Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook.