Outlook for Careers in Communication

While figures vary among specific occupations, overall, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6 percent growth overall in media and communication jobs through 2031.

What Can you do with a communication degree?

  • Social and Digital Media
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Human Resources
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Politics
  • Fundraising
  • Sales
  • Health Care
  • Legal Communication
  • Mass Communication and Media Literacy
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Visual Communication

Specific careers for communication majors

Write press releases; organize press conferences and other events; and convince the media that stories about the organization have journalistic merit; work directly for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations

Make announcements and introduce speakers at programs; compose press releases; write descriptions and biographies for events; create online content about meetings

Analyze patterns of communication; help organizations leverage their brands within social media

Supervise the development of communication-intensive campaigns, as well as evaluate ads, commercials, and other marketing materials

Promote services and inform the public by creating informative materials; develop news articles by interviewing experts and gathering relevant information

Within the public relations profession; build and maintain relationships with media outlets; secure publicity for their company and ensure it receives positive coverage

Provide creative solutions for brands; determine unique ways to spread awareness about the company and drive product sales; review market trends and identify the target audience

Develop, coordinate, promote, maintain, and evaluate special events, programs, and projects sponsored by the alumni relations office

Prepare compensation and benefits packages, set company policies, maintain employee records, and provide HR procedures to ensure a healthy workplace

Responsible for gathering information and broadcasting newscasts throughout the day and interviewing guests; following current events and presenting news stories in an informative, interesting, and unbiased manner

Managing the development and maintenance of online stores; developing new marketing strategies based on business analytics

Visit the field and conduct routine investigations and inspections; analyze and evaluate information; prepare recommendations; advocate on behalf of the employees in the workplace

Make sure each department meets the needs of their customers; handle customer complaints and find solutions; ensure clients’ needs are understood and satisfied; build relationships with customers

Where Carthage communication majors go

Carthage alumni hold positions with employers such as:

  • GFX International
  • Sacramento Kings
  • Sprint Corporation
  • CareerBuilder
  • Prudential Financial
  • Peace Corps
  • and more!

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