You Earned Your Communications Degree - Now What?

By Bob Gockeler
Updated April 13, 2015
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You Earned Your Communications Degree - Now What?Have your friends ever told you how much they admire your eloquence and ability to speak in front of a group of people with so much confidence? Do you feel at ease being the center of attention? These are characteristics that most good communicators have. For that matter, have you ever considered getting a communications degree?

Communication is a vital part of human relationships and we simply cannot live without it. This is because good communication helps facilitate the relationships we may have with one another. There are various instances that require communication skills. Communication is needed to meet social needs and functional needs as well.

Because of the vastness of this study, the options of careers with a communications degree can vary. You could become a public relations officer for either a large, or a small company. With a large company, you will have the opportunity to communicate on a much grander scale. Better yet, if you have a business communication's degree, you will be invaluable to your company as you will not only be skilled at communicating, but you will be able to communicate effectively as a business person too.

Secondly, you can apply for a job as a media personality. This area is one where a lot of communication degree holders flock to. You can become a news anchor, television presenter or talk show host. Additionally, you do not have to be in the spotlight to practice communication. You can also be hired as a writer for a website or a company.

Furthermore, with your writing skills, you could also become an editor for a magazine or a newspaper. Enhance your communication's degree and become a teacher or lecturer at a university or school. If you do not want to be employed and enjoy the freedom of being self-employed, you can work as a freelancer. This way, you can choose to do the jobs you love, while earning your income, as well as being your own boss.

It is not easy to come up with a genuine job outlook for those pursuing a communication's degree. This is because there are two major factors that affect the availability of jobs. The factors are where you are located and the exact career path you want to take with your degree. The fact that the options are so vast doesn’t make it easier, nor the jobs more available. Before you make any decision, it is important for you to do some research on your own.

As you consider pursuing a communication's degree, you may need to ask yourself some questions about your personality and career goals. Someone pursuing a communication's degree should be great at communicating. This means that you will need to be confident, be able to command an audience, and have excellent communication skills. If you are a shy person and avoid being the center of attention, you may want to reconsider your career choice.





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