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Communication majors may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Some communication graduates choose to work in communications-related fields including journalism, technical writing, publishing, public relations, advertising, and film as well as non-communications-related careers. Career-related internships or part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation in these and other fields.


The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising and Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested communication majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for communication majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

This is a list of jobs communication majors reported having at (or shortly after) graduation. This list was built from survey data published by colleges and universities across the United States. Advising and Career Services provides this list as a tool for generating ideas for further exploration.

  • Account Executive for a public relations firm
  • Accounting Assistant for a print media company
  • Accounting Manager for an insurance company
  • Administrative and Editorial Assistant for a university
  • Admissions Advisor for a university
  • Ambulatory Patient Representative for a hospital
  • Assistant Account Executive for a media company
  • Assistant Buyer for clothing retailer
  • Assistant Director for a local nonprofit promoting film and video production
  • Assistant Language Teacher for a cultural exchange program
  • Assistant Manager for a city/regional magazine
  • Assistant to Editorial Director for a trade association magazine
  • Assistant Volunteer Manager for coalition of charitable organizations through AmeriCorps
  • Audio/Visual Specialist for a hospital
  • Branch Operations Manager for a bank
  • Business Analyst for a management and technology consulting services
  • Business Management Associate for a food product manufacturer
  • Campus Minister for an interdenominational evangelical Christian organization
  • Case Manager for a social services nonprofit
  • Claims Representative for an insurance company
  • Communications Associate for an environmental consulting firm
  • Communications Coordinator for a nonprofit
  • Communications Coordinator for a public relations firms specializing in foundations and nonprofits
  • Community Organizer for a nonprofit
  • Convention Associate for an association management company
  • Counselor for a college-level academic support program
  • Customer Service Representative for a bank
  • Deputy Sheriff for a county
  • Design Consultant for a tile company
  • Elementary Teacher for Teach for America
  • Events Coordinator for a college
  • Executive Assistant/Public Education Coordinator for an organization advocating for civil rights
  • Field Marketing Coordinator for a power tool manufacturer
  • Financial Analyst for an insurance company
  • Government Affairs Assistant for a real estate trade association
  • Graphic Design and Communication Coordinator for an engineering consulting firm
  • Human Resource Specialist for a payroll and human resource company
  • IT Analyst for a cable/internet service provider
  • Juvenile Probation Officer for a state agency
  • Leadership Development Consultant for an international fraternity for women
  • Legal Assistant for a law firm
  • Management Trainee for a rental car company
  • Marketing Coordinator for a performing arts center
  • Marketing Coordinator for an art museum
  • Member Communications Coordinator for a nonprofit environmental organization
  • Photographer/Artist/Graphic Designer — self-employed
  • Physical Trainer for a gym
  • Production Assistant for a local news affiliate
  • Project Coordinator for a consulting firm
  • Public Relations and Marketing Specialist for a university
  • Public Relations Assistant for a hospital
  • Public Relations Associate for a county agency
  • Public Relations Specialist for a convention and visitor’s bureau
  • Recruiter for a network of charities
  • Research Assistant for a not-for-profit research institute
  • Sales and Solutions Executive for a global document management company
  • Sales Representative for a pharmaceutical company
  • Software Tester for a video game publishing company
  • Special Event Coordinator for a health-related nonprofit
  • Strategic Communications Consultant for a private consulting firm
  • Technical Recruiter for a technical staffing firm
  • Technical Writer for an electronics company
  • Video Editor for a school district
  • Visual Manager for a fashion retailer
  • Volunteer Coordinator for a state political party
  • Web Manager/Communications and Marketing for a performing arts center
  • Writer for a television station

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    • Special Events Coordinator
    • Public Relations Director
    • Scriptwriter
    • Airborne Traffic Reporter
    • Communications Director
    • Magazine Publisher
    • Radio Talk Show Producer
    • University Media Relations Director#mce_temp_url#

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    Professional Associations

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    Internet Sites with Job Search Information for Communication Majors

    Department of Communication - Portland State University

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