What jobs can you do with a degree in communications?
The area of communications is very broad and offers many different opportunities. The most important thing for you to do is to select the area for which you are most suited. Getting to know yourself better and the field better, will allow you to have a greater chance of being happy and feeling productive in your career. During my years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I have encountered too many students who skipped this step and ended up in careers/jobs for which they were ill suited. Below are some steps which I found to be very important.
Ken recommends the following next steps:
There's a multitude of jobs that come from studying comms -- the corporate communications industry itself spans a number of areas, from speechwriter and executive communications, to internal communications, to media relations/public relations, to digital media, to crisis communications, and more. You could do social media content and strategy, or be an account executive at a PR agency, or work in-house to shape how employees learn information and become engaged with their company's strategy and culture. There are crisis communications roles that help develop plans and messages for critical issues management. There's also journalism, broadcasting, and jobs in media companies. Plus, if you study communications, you'll learn to be a strong writer and critical thinker -- and that will be valuable in any job, in any industry. Good luck!
Alexis recommends the following next steps:
Many jobs can be obtained with a degree in communications. Television Reporter, Public Relations, Schools & Education Institutions. My daughter has her degree in communications and she is a Program Officer for 2 Non-Profit Organizations (Family Foundations). She talks to and meets with people all day every day and has really used her knowledge she obtained with her Communications Degree. She receives, reviews, and awards grants to other Non-Profits, so it is a very rewarding job. Below is a link to other positions you can obtain with a communications degree. This is from a search I did on Google.
Kathryn recommends the following next steps:
Communications is a board field so you can make it your own. It could mean non-profit work that involves fundraising and sponsorship. It could be public relations, which means writing media documents, using social media to share messages and crafting talking points for press conferences. It could also be the based for a more specialized profession, like a Master Degree in Business or Law School. These are all options. It will always help you to know how to communicate with other people and to be able to express idea concisely, both when speaking and when writing.
Alex recommends the following next steps: