Communication Careers

Society’s flourishing depends on people who can communicate professionally and theoretically.


Communication Careers

One of the defining features of the discipline of Communication is that it has many areas of specialization. That means a major in Communication can often be tailored to a student’s interests, strengths, and ambitions. To learn more about the areas of specialization within our discipline, visit the National Communication Association website.

A degree in communication prepares students for careers in a wide range of industries. Here are just a few examples of the kinds of jobs that communication majors pursue after college:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Program Facilitator
  • Communication Specialist
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Director
  • Digital Media Strategy Lead
  • Publicist
  • Brand Manager
  • Marketing Operations & Strategy Analyst
  • Director of Marketing & Private Events
  • News Editor
  • News Bureau and Community Engagement Manager
  • Technical Account Manager
  • Director of Client Services
  • Regulatory Communications Coordinator
  • Media Assistant
  • Producer

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most highly sought skills by employers. A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that the knowledge and skills taught in Communication courses are essential to being hired, regardless of one’s major.