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:
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10 Words and Terms That Ruin a Resume

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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.

Advertising
marketing specialist · copywriter · account executive · sales manager · media planner · media buyer · creative director · media sales representative · public opinion researcher

Communication Education
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

Journalism
reporter · editor · newscaster · author · copywriter · script writer · publisher · news service researcher · technical writer · acquisitions editor · media interviewer · talk show host

Public Relations
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
Business

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

Education
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

Government/Politics
public information officer · speech writer · legislative assistant · campaign director · research specialist · program coordinator · negotiator · lobbyist · press secretary · elected official

Health Care
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

International Relations
on-air international broadcasting talent · corporate representative · translator · student tour coordinator · diplomat · foreign relations officer · host/ hostess for foreign dignitaries · foreign correspondent

Law
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

  • Ernst-Lamothe-Jr

    Ernst Lamothe Jr., 2019 Graduate

    What I loved about the program is that you can find something that applies to you no matter what professional field you have an interest in. Good communication is a skill that you need in every level of life and in any professional career. I was able to use what I learned in real life because it extended well beyond the classroom, and the smaller class sizes allowed me to receive personal attention and get to know my professors and other students well.

  • Lara-Stache

    Dr. Lara Stache, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

    As a critical scholar of media and popular culture, my favorite part of working with grad students is exploring their research ideas and projects to develop a scholarly lens for the workplace, or for continued graduate study. This program prepares students to become a master of communication, media, and performance, and develops critical, analytical and practical skills that are applicable in a variety of industries.

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