Communication skills are good (and very much needed) in every industry. It depends on what your particular style of communication is. Are you good at writing? Are you good at public speaking? Do you prefer to talk one on one with individuals or with big crowds? Depending on how you answer these questions will help you know what industry to consider.
The more obvious industries that really rely on communication skills are areas like journalism (either print or television), political office, and public relations. But there are other industries that may seem a little less obvious but rely on communication skills as well. These include healthcare industries, social services, and even project management (which is my background).
I would suggest that you take one step further to figure out what your interests are, what problem do you want to solve in the world, and what aspect of talking to people really excites you.
Hope this is helpful!
Sheila recommends the following next steps:
- Take a career assessment test to help you narrow down what industry you would be interested in. One example is https://www.princetonreview.com/quiz/career-quiz.
- Pay attention to yourself and write down what excites you about talking to people.
- Start to ask people if you can observe them at their job to see if what they do would interest you.