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Communication Studies Department Career Options

Quick Career Links

  • Learn More about Eastern’s “Decade of Post-Graduation Reports”
  • Learn More about the Talent and Career Office at Eastern
  • Learn More about pursuing internships at Eastern
  • Learn More about “What you can do with Your Major”

INDUSTRIES AND PROFESSIONS FOR COMMUNICATION STUDIES MAJORS

Communication Studies Majors can be found working in the following industries and professions, among many others:

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Radio Station Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Graduate School
  • Law School

Where Communication Department Majors Work after Eastern

Eastern alumni are employed at some of the following companies and organizations:

  • KTVO-DT, Morning Show Co-Host and Weather Forecaster
  • Motor Trend Auto Shows, Public Relations Coordinator
  • Clear Channel Communications, Producer
  • Basilone Executive Search and Staffing, Social Media Manager
  • 4D Studios, Co-owner and Co-founder
  • Kids Smiles, Inc., Community Educator
  • Bozeken, Producer
  • Wanderlust Theatre Company, Artistic Director
  • Tabor Community Services, Media/Outreach Coordinator
  • O:A Public Relations Boutique, Public Relations Strategist
  • Greater Media New Jersey, Office Administrator
  • Maryland, PR Associate
  • State Farm, Insurance Account Representative
  • Eastern University, Write/Social Media Coordinator
  • Lincoln Financial Group, Project Manager and Retirement Specialist
  • First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, College Ministry Intern
  • Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, Editor
  • American Bible Society, Marketing Content Writer
  • Jinsonet Software, Marketing Manager,
  • Radio Station, Promotions Assistant
  • Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center, Costumes Manager
  • Scoop Base Unlimited Media Services, Owner and Journalist
  • Nautilis Advisors, Marketing Associate
  • Julien Program, Marketing Assistant
  • Country Meadows Retirement Community, Fitness Director
  • Eastern University, Professor
  • Wolfington Body Company, Sales Associate
  • Educational Network
  • United Way of Greater Wisconsin
  • Gerard Solutions Group, Partner
  • and Many More!

The Importance of Communication for Careers in the 21st Century

A survey of 480 companies, as reported in The Wall Street Journal, found that employers ranked communication abilities first among the desirable personal qualities of future employees. The US Department of Labor reports that communication skills will be in demand across occupations well into the next century.

In a national survey of 1000 human resource managers, oral communication skills are identified as valuable for both obtaining employment and successful job performance, as reported in The Journal of the Association for Communication Administration.

When 1000 faculty members from a cross-section of disciplines were asked to identify basic competencies for every college graduate, skills in communicating topped the list, as reported in  The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Visit the National Communication Association Career Center for a look at current jobs in this the area of Communication Studies.

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