Career options in Communication, Training, and Related Fields
Learn about careers in communication, training, and related fields by clicking on topics below. Also, please be sure to check out GSU's Office of Career Services in room A1120.
Current students: please visit MyGSU for additional resources.
Look for sites like these online:
Tips for Writing Your Resume
10 Words and Terms That Ruin a Resume
10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume
Pathways to Careers in Communication
New Jersey Communication Association
Writing Personal Statements & Application Letters
Survey of Communication PhDs. five years after earning their degree
Careers in the Field of Communication
Ever wonder what you can do with a degree in Communication?
Check out this list of famous people who earned their degree in Communication to find out which presidents, actors, athletes, journalists, and magazine moguls have studied communication.
marketing specialist · copywriter · account executive · sales manager · media planner · media buyer · creative director · media sales representative · public opinion researcher
language arts coordinator · high school speech teacher · forensic/debate coach · drama director · college or university professor · speech communication department chairperson
Electronic Media/Radio-Television Broadcasting
broadcasting station manager · director of broadcasting · film/tape librarian · community relations director · unit manager · film editor · news director · news writer · transmitter engineer · technical director · advertising sales coordinator · traffic/ continuity specialist · media buyer · market researcher · actor · announcer · disc jockey · news anchor · public relations manager · comedy writer · casting director · researcher · business manager · account executive · floor manager · talk show host
reporter · editor · newscaster · author · copywriter · script writer · publisher · news service researcher · technical writer · acquisitions editor · media interviewer · talk show host
publicity manager · advertising manager · marketing specialist · press agent · lobbyist · corporate public affairs specialist · account executive · development officer · fundraiser · membership recruiter · sales manager · media analyst · media planner · creative director · audience analyst · news writer · public opinion researcher
Theatre/Performing Arts/ Dramatic Arts
performing artists · script writer · producer · director · arts administrator · performing arts educator · costume designer · scenic designer · lighting designer · theatre critic · makeup artist · stage manager · model · theatre professor · casting director
Careers in Fields Related to Communication
sales representative · executive manager · personal manager · public information officer · industrial and labor relations representative · negotiator · director of corporate communication · customer service representative · newsletter editor · communication trainer · human resource manager · buyer
teacher · school counselor · educational researcher · audiovisual specialist · educational administrator · school/ university information specialist · director of college news · director of collegiate information center · educational tester · developmental officer · educational fundraiser · alumni officer · college placement officer · college admission director · college recruiter
public information officer · speech writer · legislative assistant · campaign director · research specialist · program coordinator · negotiator · lobbyist · press secretary · elected official
health educator · school health care administrator · medical grant writer · hospital director of communication · clinic public relations director · health communication analyst · research analysis · medical training supervisor · communications manager for federal health agencies · health personnel educator · medical center publications editor · hospice manager · drug rehabilitationist · health care counselor · activities director · marketing director · health facility fundraiser
High Technology Industries
trainer for communication technologies · closed circuit television producer/ director · system analyst · technical copywriter · language specialist · speech synthesizer · cognition researcher · audio and visual computer display specialist · performance assessor
on-air international broadcasting talent · corporate representative · translator · student tour coordinator · diplomat · foreign relations officer · host/ hostess for foreign dignitaries · foreign correspondent
public defender · corporate lawyer · district attorney · public interest lawyer · private practice lawyer · legal researcher · mediation and negotiation specialist · paralegal researcher · legal secretary · legal reporter · legal educator
Social and Human Services
Public administrator · social worker · recreational supervisor · human rights officer · community affairs liaison · park service public relations specialist · philanthropic representative · religious leader · mental counselor
Brittney Davis, Class of 2017
The faculty are the best part of the Communication program. The professors are passionate about their areas of expertise and interest, and it is truly contagious—they encourage students to look at what they love in different lights and challenge them to grow in every area of communication. Very few programs offer you the variety of subject matter that a Communication degree affords. Nothing is off limits, and everyone can turn their passion into academic product.
Dr. Deborah James
The innovative CMP program lives at the intersection of communication, media, and performance. As a media researcher and producer, I am excited to work with students to develop strategic theoretical knowledge and industry-standard skills in cross-platform streaming media and TV production management. Located 25 minutes from Chicago, the third-largest media market in the U.S., students work with award-winning faculty in professional state-of-the-art studios, and actively participate in a dynamic peer-to-peer learning environment. This program is ideal for students looking to further develop analytical, ethical, and practical skills to perform at a high level in creative and media industries.