What can I do with my COMMUNICATION degree?



Employers of Communications Majors


·                     Advertising Agencies & Public Relations Firms

·                     Media

             ·            Market Research Firms

·                     Government Agencies

·                     Nonprofit Organizations

·                     Publishers

·                     Newspapers

·                     Wire Services

·                     Magazines

·                     Professional, Religious, & Charitable Organizations

·                     Major Networks, Television Stations, Radio

            ·            Labor Unions

·                     Hospitals

·                     Dinner Theater, Television, Industrial Films, Trade Shows and Conventions, Independent     Motion Pictures, Little Theater Groups, Cruise   Lines, Amusement Parks, Resorts, Repertory    Companies


Related Occupations for Communications Majors


Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools.  For information on training and qualifications needed for the specific occupations you are considering, consult the “Occupational Outlook Handbook” or other career guidance resources.  Also, take advantage of career planning services offered by the university.


Account Executive

Hospitality Manager

Sales Representative

Editorial Assistant

Advertising Manager

Hotel Manager

Personnel Specialist


Association Administrator


Special Events Coordinator

Political Aide

Promotions Manager

Speech Writer

Consumer Affairs Specialist


Public Information Officer

Communications Director

Public Relations Specialist

Radio/TV Announcer

Technical Writer

Telemarketing Specialist

Customer Service Rep.

Fund Raiser

Training & Development Specialist

Events Planner

Flight Attendant

Youth Worker

Media Manager


Market Research Analyst

Community Action Director

Recreation/Attractions Manager

Restaurant Manager

Campaign Manager

Development Director

Script Writer


Advertising Copywriter

Museum Director

Greeting Card Writer

Production Assistant

Actor, Mime


Stage Manager



Make-up Artist

Stunt Coordinator

Booking Agent

Talent Scout

Drama Coach



Stage Manager

Movie Theater Manager

Preparing for a Job in Communications


·                     Work at campus newspaper, yearbook staff, TV or radio station.

·                     Find internship at market research firm, newspaper, television or radio stations, etc.

·                     Compile portfolio of writing, graphics and ideas for creative development.

·                     Get computer knowledge as well of printing and production.

·                     Participate in debates.

·                     Gain knowledge of community and its needs.

·                     Demonstrate assertiveness, creativity, initiative, outgoing personality and diplomacy.

·                     Coordinate and promote special events on campus or in the community.

·                     Perfect public speaking ability.

·                     Audition for plays in school or amateur community groups.

·                     Volunteer to work backstage, crew, scenery, props, costumes, or as an extra.

·                     Volunteer for directing students needing to make films.

·                     Join professional organizations related to area of interest.






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