6 Jobs Prospects for Communications Majors

By Alicia Geigel on August 5, 2022

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Landing a job when you graduate college is not always the easiest. In a competitive job market, you are fighting for a spot alongside the valuable candidates that flood your respective field. Depending on your major, finding a job in your desired career path can either be a piece of cake or an exhausting process. While some majors are more niche and have limited job offerings, others, like communications, have a plethora of jobs that can apply to the major.

Whether you’re a rising junior to senior exploring jobs in your communications field or a recent graduate ready to take on a full-time job, here are just some of the job prospects you can find.

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1. Public Relations: As a communications major, you are constantly evaluating how ideas and messages are conveyed to the world through a number of different mediums. In a public relations job, you will typically be responsible for organizing press conferences, writing press releases, and helping to polish your company/brand name. Essentially, your position is all about making the company/brand look it’s best to the greater media.

2. Human Resources: While a job in public relations deals exclusively with greater responsibilities like press meetings and releases, human resource jobs focus more on the internal functioning of a company/brand. In a human resource job position, you can handle anything from recruiting and training new employees to conducting meetings for staff members. You can expect to deal on some level with managing employees, whether it be through giving instructions/manuals on employee responsibilities or handling operations for a big event.

3. Social Media: As technology has expanded, so has the influence of social media. In today’s world, social media is arguably more powerful and influential than the news, and more people take to platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to not only get news and connect with friends but also shop for products and follow up with their favorite brands. As a communications major, you can find a handful of jobs in the social media field, such as a social media manager. This job position typically involves creating and managing a brand or company’s content on social media pages. The content can include posting content that promotes an event or product, sharing company information like star employees or customer stories, and even creating infographics/digital art. Regarding a job on social media, Coursera writes, “Working in this industry means leveraging social networks, online news platforms, and other digital technologies to disseminate a company’s message.”

4. Meeting and Event Planning: While majoring in communication, you will learn how to gauge and perceive people’s attitudes and convey how to move forward to meet their needs in a professional setting. If you love dealing with people and handling big projects, a job in meeting and event planning is perfect for you. As a meeting or event planner, you will organize an event, and most likely look to seek out a venue, inquire about catering, decorate, send out invitations, and evaluate the logistics of how the event will take place. Molly Ritvo of The Muse notes, “Because of the many intricate details involved in event planning, planners must be highly organized and able to speak calmly and effectively with clients, colleagues, donors, vendors, attendees, and anyone else who has a stake in the event even in high-stress moments.”

5. Sales: While a job in sales may not be your first choice as a communications major, it can be a lucrative job if you have an interest in the business. Working in sales requires strong communication skills, including both verbal and written communication. There are several different types of jobs you could get in the Sales field, and ultimately your success in a company just depends on how well you can communicate with customers, clients, and brands to sell whatever your company is offering, which can be a product, a service, etc. You will most likely start in an entry-level position, but you can always grow during your time with the company and perhaps even secure a management position in the future.

6. Customer Service: Another potential job for a  communications major is in the customer service field. Customer service jobs rely purely on communicating with customers, evaluating their needs, solving problems, and finding compromising solutions. In a customer service job, you will communicate with customers either on the phone or through a chat service and sometimes handle high-stress situations that require calmness and critical thinking.

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