Careers in Communication

You might be wondering, "What kind of job or career could I get with a degree in Communication?" The following is a list of those jobs and careers separated by degree emphasis--Speech and Mass Communication.

Advertising

  • Advertising Specialist
  • Copy Writer
  • Creative Director
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Planner

Business

  • Benefits Administrator
  • Buyer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Executive Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Internal Consultant
  • Labor Relations Negotiator
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Public Information Officer

Government and Politics

  • Campaign Director
  • Diplomat
  • Elected Official
  • Government Affairs Coordinator
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Political Reporter
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Information Office Writer
  • Research Specialist

communication Education

  • Alumni Officer
  • Debate Coach
  • Director of College News
  • Drama Teacher
  • Education Researcher
  • Educational Administrator
  • Educational Fundraiser
  • Educational Tester
  • Language Arts Coordinator
  • Motivational Speaker
  • School Counselor
  • Tour Guide
  • University Professor

Marketing

  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Events Planner
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Product Manager

Journalism

  • Author
  • Columnist
  • Editor
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Managing Editor
  • Media Interviewer
  • Newscaster
  • Reporter
  • Script Writer
  • Technical Writer

New Media

  • Game Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • New Media Researcher
  • Social Media Marketing Specialist
  • Web Developer

Public Relations

  • Account Coordinator
  • Company Spokesperson
  • Corporate Communications Director
  • Corporate Public Affairs Specialist
  • Crisis Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Publicity Manager

Media and Broadcasting

  • Actor
  • Advertising Sales Coordinator
  • Announcer
  • Casting Director
  • Comedy Writer
  • Community Relations Director
  • Director of Broadcasting
  • Film Director
  • Film/Tape Librarian
  • Floor Manager
  • News Anchor
  • News Writer
  • Producer
  • Radio DJ
  • Talk Show Host
  • Technical Director
  • Trasmitter Engineer

Health Communication

  • Clinic Public Relations Director
  • Health Care Counselor
  • Hospital Director of Communication
  • Medical Center Publications Editor
  • Medical Grants Writer
  • Medical Training Supervisor
  • Research Analyst
  • School Health Care Administrator

Law

  • Corporate Lawyer
  • District Attorney
  • Legal Educator
  • Legal Reporter
  • Legal Researcher
  • Legal Secretary
  • Mediation and Negotiation Specialist
  • Private Practice Lawyer
  • Public Defender

Social and Human Services

  • Community Affairs Liaison
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Park Service Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Recreation Supervisor

Other information and ideas for careers in communication

Communication Pathways

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