I will not lie to you, many of the jobs are low paying but all can be highly rewarding. Of course there are the high profile high paying positions, consultants who manage to earn the big bucks (trust me, most are struggling), and of course those who study and innovate (an career in communication education and research).
Television, radio, Internet, interpersonal, group, corporate or business, education, consumer affairs, public affairs, government, the military...they all have jobs and even careers in communication.
Most of all, I have found my career to be fun and rewarding. I enjoy reporting, being on the air, hosting panels, going in and helping groups to communicate with each other with greater efficiency, serving on an elected service body, teaching and all of the areas of communication I have been honored to work or serve in.
If you choose a public role, you will meet interesting people, constantly learn new things, go interesting places and expand your horizons in ways you may not imagine going in.
There are very private roles, behind the scenes, that are equally rewarding.
Click on "read more" below to continue and links for information about careers.
The CSN Communication faculty and staff are available to talk with. In addition, you would be surprised who will respond to a letter, e-mail or phone call. Talk with professionals in any area your may be interested in investigating as a career. Many will be open, honest an helpful.
Still thinking about a career in journalism or communication?
These links offer some starting places to begin a job or internship search in these fields.
TV Jobs-Broadcast Employment Services
JournalismJobs.com: The Job Board for Media Professionals
MediaLine: Interactive Resource for the Television Industry
Advanced Study in Communication and Journalism
Interested in pursuing an advanced degree in communication, mass communication, or journalism? Here are a number of schools that offer advanced courses of study in these areas. The schools are divided by region of the country: use the links here to jump to a particular region or scroll down the page to browse the opportunities.
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Central Michigan University Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts
Western Michigan University, Department of Communication
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University of Dayton, Department of Communication
University of Maine, Departament of Communications and Journalism
University of Pennsylvania The Annenberg School for Communication
Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
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University of Alabama
University of Georgia, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Comunication
University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication
Virginia Commonwealth University Ad Center
Southern Methodist University
University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications
First posted 12-12-09