Communication Studies

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Advertising Specialist
  • Business Development
  • Community Relations
  • Counselor/Therapist*
  • Creative Director
  • Customer Service
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraiser
  • Human Resources
  • Lawyer*
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Media Planning/Analysis
  • Negotiator/Mediator
  • News Writing/Journalist
  • Non-profit Administration
  • Promotions Director
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publishing/Editing
  • Radio DJ/Broadcasting
  • Realtor
  • Retail/Sales Manager
  • Sales
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Social Services
  • Speechwriter
  • Teaching/Training

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Business and Industry
  • Consulting Firms
  • Government
  • Hospitality & Tourism Industry
  • Radio & Television Companies
  • Sports & Entertainment Organizations
  • Theaters & Performing Arts

Minnesota Employers

  • Aria Communications
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Capital One
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Hormel Foods
  • Regis Corp
  • Target
  • United Health Group
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wells Fargo

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$28,000-$45,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Adaptability
  • Analytical skills
  • Computer & media skills
  • Creative
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Persuasive
  • Problem solving
  • Public speaking
  • Relate well to others
  • Team player
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Work with diverse backgrounds