Career Opportunities

Professional communicationis the vehicle to success; employers recognize the importance of communication skills and repeatedly report this as one of the top requirements for new hires and advancement. Students gain the skills and knowledge necessary for both obtaining an entry-level communication position in various fields that relate to communication as well as advancement in their current field.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) projects the employment growth for people with degrees in communication in the coming years to be 19 percent.

Job opportunities include:

  • Corporate instructional training
  • Consulting
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Health care organizations
  • Human services agencies
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Communication and media
  • Human resources
  • Marketing

Recent graduates are employed by:

  • Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Masonite
  • Northwest Mutual Financial Network
  • Teachers College of Columbia University, New York City
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Edward Jones
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Novartis Pharmaceutical
  • Baptist Health
  • First Southern National Bank
  • Northern KY University
  • WKYT
  • S&S Tire
  • Hologic Women's Health
  • Commonwealth of KY, Legislative Research Commission
  • PPG Industries
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Gryphon Leadership Group
  • Enterprise