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Top 5 Reasons to Be a Communications Major

Did you know that Communications majors can work in any industry, anywhere in the world? From major cities to small towns, everyone needs employees with communications skills, which means more jobs for Comm majors!

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  • 5. Employers want workers with strong communication skills. By the time you graduate with a degree in Communications, you’ll have spent years learning ways to convey ideas and information through text, visuals and graphics.

    Employers want workers with strong communication skills

    4. You enjoy experiences that reach beyond your comfort zone. Even if you naturally have strong communication and interpersonal skills, not everything you learn will fit into your current repertoire. This is a good thing! Now is the time to build your portfolio by exploring new opportunities and experiences.

    You enjoy experiences that reach beyond your comfort zone

    3. You seek hands-on, out-of-classroom experiences. Communications students are “doers.” They envision and create campaigns and put these ideas into writing, film, graphics or images. Much of what you do will be hands-on, and you'll have opportunities to travel to major cities to network with industry professionals.

    You seek hands-on, out-of-classroom experiences

    2. Comm jobs have high salary potential. The starting salary for communications professionals with a bachelor’s degree is around $40,000 annually, according to U.S. News & World Report. Plus, the increase in earnings potential you will see as you gain experience is considerable. Many experienced professionals earn nearly $100,000 annually.

    Comm jobs have high salary potential

    1. You want maximum career opportunities when you graduate. Employment in media communication occupations is projected to grow 6 percent for the next 6 years! There are many options for Communications graduates - you might become a designer, public relations specialist, sales manager, web or print reporter, advertising or marketing manager, writer or editor, just to name a few career paths. 

    You want maximum career opportunities when you graduate

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