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Communication
Communication
Career Opportunities and Work Life

Communication teaches interpersonal skills and how to work with others. These skill sets are desirable in most professions.

Careers in communication will have you working with people as the focus of the job. In business you will work with the human resources, management, or sales departments.

Typical career fields in Communication include:

  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Sales
  • Journalism
  • Government

Many communication graduates continue onto law or graduate school.

Work Environment
Many careers in communication require a standard 40-hour workweek. If you enter business communication, you will likely work in an office setting.

Careers in journalism and reporting have varying hours depending on deadlines, and pending stories. Since news does not stop at 5:00, you should expect to work beyond the standard 40-hour workweek. Working weekends, evenings, and holidays are not uncommon.

Employment Outlook
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most communication career areas are seeing a steady employment increase. Human resource specialists are expecting to see a 21 percent national increase by 2020, while public relations specialists are expecting a 23 percent national employment increase by the same year.

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