Four Career Routes for Communication Majors to Explore

Jordan Lynden
A few options out of limitless possibilities

Anyone working to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or public relations has the opportunity to work alongside almost any field. Every business, every speaker needs a way to reach the public. If this is what you are studying, whether to speak on matters important to you or to help others be heard, here are some career options to consider:

  1. Editor: Examine written, visual, or audio content for spelling or grammatical mistakes, messaging, ways to better communicate the author’s ideas, sources used that were improperly cited or need to be verified, media relevance, etc.
  2. Interpreter/Translator: Adapt content from one language to another (written, spoken, or sign language) accurately and clearly, helping ideas reach across language barriers.
  3. Public Relations Specialist: Help clients form and maintain a positive public image. This can involve preparing speeches or interviews, responding to social media, surveying public opinion of the client, reviewing advertisements, etc.
  4. Technical Writer: Write instruction manuals for products to make sure they’re easy to use. Along with writing the instructions, this can include adding visuals (animations, graphs, illustrations, photos) to accompany the text, determining the best medium to present the content, or updating the content according to user feedback.

More information about these careers and others is available in the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you are interested in earning a degree in communications, you can learn more by going to

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Jordan Lynden