Career Opportunities

Professional communication is 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 of media and communication occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 27,600 new jobs.

 

Career Outlook

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Job Outlook graph shows jobs for training and development on the rise through 2022 - $56,618 estimated salary of graduates from this program.
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Job Opportunities*

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Human Resource Specialist

Median Annual Salary:
$60,880 per year
$29 per hour

Number of Jobs:
625,700

Typical Entry-Level
Education:

Bachelor's Degree

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Arbitrators/
Mediators

Median Annual Salary:
$62,270 per year
$30 per hour

Number of Jobs:
7,700

Typical Entry-Level Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

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Training Specialist


Median Annual Salary:
$60,870 per year
$29 per hour

Number of Jobs:
306,400

Typical Entry-Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

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Public Relations Specialist

Median Annual Salary:
$60,000 per year
$29 per hour

Number of Jobs:
270,000

Typical Entry-Level Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

*Job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook. Which can be found at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Employment Outcomes

Graduate Jobs


Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing



Human Resources Specialists



Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors


General & Operations Managers


Public Relations Specialists


Training & Development Specialists

Graduate Employers


The Kroger Co.




Lexmark International, Inc.



Richmond Chamber of Commerce


Verizon Communications, Inc.


Ale-8-One Bottling Company


Apple, Inc.

Graduate Job Titles


Customer Service Representative (Office & Administrative Support)



Sales Representative



Recruiter



General Manager (Management)


Marketing Director (Management)


Director of Public Relations (Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media)