Top 8 Jobs for Communications Majors

Top 8 Jobs for Communications Majors was originally published on Firsthand.

This article from written by Jane Hurst covers the 8 types of jobs for communication degree students in the markets and the job description.

If you have an undergraduate degree in communications, there are many jobs available to you—no matter if you’re a recent grad or experienced professional looking to switch careers. Here are the top eight jobs for people with communications degrees.

1. Public Relations Specialist

Public relations specialists promote their companies’ ideas and products. They often create surveys to determine customer satisfaction. Public relations specialists also make sure their companies are portrayed positively in social media and other types of media. A public relations specialist may need to create press releases and other forms of written communication directed towards the public and other businesses. If there’s a crisis, the public relations specialist will be expected to handle the situation and put a positive spin on the events.

2. Technical Writer

Technical writers can freelance or work for a company. Technical writers create content for business publications. They write articles for magazines, create newsletters, redesign menus, write instruction manuals, write press releases, and more. Any document a company puts out to the public needs a technical writer to create it. Because you have had experience with different types of communication, you should be able to choose the right voice and style for each piece of content you create.

3. Human Resources Professionals

Human resources professionals convey new changes in policy to staff, help orient new employees, create newsletters, and explain benefits. Having a communications degree as well as a specialized degree—such as psychology or Jewish education—could help you better understand employees and find new talent. As a human resources professional, you’ll use your strong writing and speaking skills when communicating one-on-one and with small groups. You’ll also use your written and verbal skills when interviewing and corresponding with potential candidates.

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