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In your opinion, what are some good jobs in the communication field?

I am asking this question because I am going to college for Communication studies in general as well as for oragnizational. #communications #communication #communication-skills

Thank you comment icon Hi D'asia, Here are some jobs: 1. Communications professor 2. Working on a radio show (broadcasting, sales manager, etc.) 3. Law (you can major in almost anything and then go to law school) 4. voice-overs, video design, editing, etc. Vera

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Linda Ivelise’s Answer

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I graduated with a Communications Degree! Communication is VERY broad. You can definitely do a lot with it. Like Alexandra Capobianco said, you can work in Public Relations, which is a very enjoyable industry, and emerging now Social Media! You can also do corporate companies. They are always looking to hire a communications graduates, due to the fact that organizational communication is what they search for in candidates. Also, if you ever want to go back to school for your Master's you can always branch out to other careers. For example, with a communications degree you can become a marriage counselor, Career Counselor, the options are endless! As for me, I am going back to school for Higher Education. I am studying to become an Academic Adviser. I hope this response helps!
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Barbara’s Answer

There are so many things you can do with a communications degree. Related roles span every industry: Govt, Hi tech, Pharma, Education, Sales, etc. And the roles themselves can be things like: Speech writing, advertising, policy, marketing, internal communications, social media, org design, change management, technical documentation, grant writing, broadcasting/journalism, etc.!

Even if you don't end up in role directly related to communications, strong communications skills are a must in nearly every field. You need it to successfully navigate business and relationships. You need it to collaborate well and effectively convey your work, results, and ideas.

Do you like to write? Organize information? Bring order to chaos? Are you attentive to detail? Are you creative? Interest & ability in these areas will help you a great deal.

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Caitlin’s Answer

Internal communications! There are a lot of robust options in that field, you could be an executive communicator --meaning you assist leaders in the company with their messaging/voice. You can also support internal organizations/efforts. Some roles are specialized -- I support Security/Tech communications. There's a lot of movement and the hours and input are much healthier than say, local news.
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Krystle’s Answer

There are so many pathways with a career in communications! I have two communications degrees and am currently in a Chief of Staff and Head of Strategy role at a major Fortune 500 company. Communications gives you a leg up because you'll have the knowledge of how to formulate thoughts, synthesize ideas, and how to share those ideas out. Some suggestions on specific roles:
- Communications manager - specifically internal or employee communications. The individuals who run programs are always looking for professionals who can help communicate and motivate folks to action - that's the role and it's great.
- Executive communications - Help leaders best communicate. You play a role in strategy in this instance as well, as you're ensuring the right message lands at the right time.
- External communications - everything from PR, to analyst relations, marketing - there is an endless sea of opportunities here
- HR - most of the roles in HR depend on a high level of communication expertise and experience, and all companies require strong HR individuals to help them succeed.
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Stephanie’s Answer

If you are a recent graduate and just kicking off your career with an entry-level PR/Comms job, I highly recommend starting at an agency. It's a great starting point to learn how to operate in a fast-paced environment with quick turnover times, gain exposure to various comms tactics and styles, test the waters and push your limits through hands-on execution, as well as gain experience across multiple industries given the diverse client pool. I believe my agency experience helped me succeed once I moved in-house!
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Melanie’s Answer

Good question! There are so many things you can do with a Bachelor's degree in Communications.

One area and role to consider is employee communication. Core communication skills--writing, editing, synthesizing and presenting information, strategic planning--are all used in employee communication.

People in employee communication positions help inform, engage, and inspire employees to do their best work. Employee communications professionals ensure anyone working in a company understands its mission, values and strategy and how they play a role in its success. One day, you could be planning a town hall and another day you could be writing frequently asked questions to help employees understand changes to an HR program.

If you're an employee communication professional, you'll interact with people in multiple functions and at various levels in a company--from executive assistants to leaders. It's a great way learn about business and build many other skills along the way,
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Vijay’s Answer

Soft Skill Trainer

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Terri’s Answer

Project and Network Planning and anything that deals with the latest technology (Voice/Data over IP), etc.. Very good areas to look at.

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Alex’s Answer

Communications might be the best major because you can do anything you want with it. I would recommend minoring in something that you're passionate about or that interests you. I minored in Psychology because I was interested in human behavior. It comes in handy for the job I have today.

I would also recommend trying different industries through internships. If you want to go into event planning, find an events firm and intern with them for a semester/summer. It's a great way to get experience, build your resume and find out what you like and what you don't like.
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Alexandra’s Answer

There are so many great career options in the communications field! Your opportunities are endless! One of my friends is working in Public Relations with her communication degree. She loves that industry, so she's worked for a few different agencies and corporations to see what she likes best.


Another great position is anything with social media - this is a new, emerging way companies are using to communicate with the public, so there will likely be more need for social media experts in the near future.

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Chiquita’s Answer

I currently hold a BA in Communications, and yes it is a very broad field. In my opinion, having a Communications degree provides you with the ability to take on a number of positions. These positions can encompass not only the communications industry, but stretching into nonprofits and public service as well. Communication is key in any business or organization, and having a communications degree is a great way to enter the corporate world. I obtained my degree while working for my current company, but having that degree is what opened me up for a promotion into management. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Organizational Leadership.
Marketing, public relations and advertising are also great fields you can enter with a communications degree, delivering effective written and oral communication to consumers, peers and senior leadership. Communications is the gateway to a number of positions and professions. I would advise that you do some research and find what fits for you.
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Christa’s Answer

Hi D'asia - great to hear that you're pursuing your studies in Communications. My opinion is that the skills you will gain in school will serve you well in a variety of fields / professions once you graduate. In terms of the various roles / fields you could pursue, it really may depend on your interests or specific aspects of study. For example, organizational communications may serve you well in a corporate environment tied to internal or employee communications. Equally, if you did work tied to social media in your studies, you may want to do something more aligned to social media (Twitter, Blogs, TikTok, etc.). You could also work in a non-profit setting supporting an organization's mission / donation goals through communications. Or you could consider something like journalism - written or broadcast. What's most important is to hone your communications skills - written, spoken - as they will serve as a strong foundation for you in whatever you pursue. Best wishes! - Christa
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