Let's Talk About Communications Careers

There's plenty you can do with a Communications major. Not sure what? Here are a few career ideas!

The various methods we use to communicate may come and go, but the need to communicate never will. With that said, there will always be jobs available for Communications majors. Learning how to strategically make a point as a writer or speaker to produce a desired reaction from your audience is a skill that makes you a jack of all trades. It prepares you for many different career paths in business, public relations, education, media, and more! Below are just a few of the many roles that await Communications students.

Event planner

Median pay: $45,260

Event planners plan, organize, and coordinate meetings and conventions, which may include choosing appropriate visual materials and hiring speakers.

Grant writer

Median pay: $66,147

Grant writers often work as freelancers and use their writing skills to secure grant funding for nonprofit organizations.

Legal assistant

Median pay: $49,500

Legal assistants use available technology to organize and draft documents and data. They schedule interviews and meetings for clients, witnesses, and lawyers and may also help conduct research and gather data to prepare lawyers for trial.

Account director

Median pay: $92,558

Account directors have many responsibilities, including managing an agency’s relationships with their clients, supervising account service staff and providing leadership, ensuring profit goals are met and budgets are followed, and solving marketing concerns.

Creative services director

Median pay: $62,597

Creative services directors determine a creative vision and ensure it is manifested through print and electronic material as well as advertisements. They also establish budgets and timelines for projects.

Recruiting manager

Median pay: $91,070–$118,104

Recruiting managers manage entire job recruitment processes and select candidates for companies. They can also be responsible for training junior recruitment, advising professionals on recruitment, and creating job descriptions.


Salary range: Anywhere from $18,500–$87,000

Salespeople manage the information between product and consumer through their speaking skills. As a middleman, they use their in-depth knowledge of products to inform consumers, leading to one purchase after another.

Public relations

Median pay: $57,550

Those who work in public relations manage information between clients and the public through the use of appropriate media channels that will keep a client’s public image respectable and well liked.

Related: Marketing and Communications Majors and Potential Jobs

Communications is a field that can open many doors; if you love law but don’t want to be a lawyer, are intrigued by medicine but don’t want to be a doctor, or have a passion for education but don’t want to teach, there’s a spot for you! Being a Communications major allows you to work behind the scenes or in the spotlight, making it a major truly worth exploring.

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About Kiarra Louis

Kiarra Louis

"I write to live and I live to write." I am 17 years old and continuously finding myself inspired by the world around me. Books are my solace and always has been. Apart from writing, I like to watch films based on true stories and learn from them as I try to do with everything else in life. I could be described as dedicated, creative, and open minded.


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