9 Jobs for Communication Majors

Learn about yourself and your options.

What can you do with a Communication degree?

Communication majors study and practice the exchange of messages in all their variety. This education and set of skills can help prepare you for a variety of different careers.

Here is a list of 9 jobs you might consider if you are majoring in Communication:

Job Title Projected Job Growth Median Weekly Salary  Median Annual Salary
Fundraising Managers 7.80% $1,937.88 $100,770
Radio and Television Announcers -4.79% $733.06 $38,119
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists -2.07% $889.65 $46,262
Public Relations Specialists 6.00% $1,208.83 $62,859
Editors -0.53% $1,134.65 $59,002
Writers and Authors 4.45% $982.81 $51,106
Postsecondary Communications Teachers 4.79% $1,520.42 $79,062
Broadcast Technicians 2.96% $855.56 $44,489
Public Relations Managers 5.39% $2,412.08 $125,428

Fundraising Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

Public Relations Specialists
Promote or create an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media. May specialize in using social media.

Plan, coordinate, revise, or edit written material. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication.

Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Postsecondary Communications Teachers
Develop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.

Broadcast Technicians
Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to acquire, edit, and transmit audio and video for radio or television programs. Control and adjust incoming and outgoing broadcast signals to regulate sound volume, signal strength, and signal clarity. Operate satellite, microwave, or other transmitter equipment to broadcast radio or television programs.

Public Relations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client.

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