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Why Communication

Careers in Communication


Careers in Communication

Undergraduate and graduate students in Communication qualify for a wide variety of jobs. The following list suggests some of the careers for which students might qualify:

Advertising

  • Advertising account executive
  • Media planner
  • Advertising or marketing specialist
  • Public opinion researcher
  • Market researcher
  • Media sales representative

Business

  • Communication trainer
  • Industrial relations representative
  • Customer service representative
  • Negotiator
  • Human resources manager
  • Personnel manager

Community Service and Public Affairs

  • Policy analyst
  • Grassroots activist
  • Webmaster/messager
  • Community liaison
  • Campaign designer
  • Revolutionary gadfly

Education

  • College professor
  • High school speech teacher
  • Educational administrator
  • College admissions specialist
  • College placement officer
  • Student affairs coordinator

Government/Politics

  • Politician
  • Political staffer
  • Campaign manager
  • Press secretary
  • Legislative assistant
  • Public information officer
  • Lobbyist speech writer

Health

  • Clinic public relations officer
  • Marketing specialist
  • Health educator
  • Patient representative
  • Health facility development officer
  • Research analyst

International Relations

  • Intercultural researcher
  • Communication trainer
  • International sales representative
  • Corporate representative
  • Marketing specialist
  • International relations coordinator
  • Translator

Public Relations

  • Advertising manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Corporate public affairs specialist
  • Marketing specialist
  • Development officer
  • Media analyst

Technical Communication

  • Document manager/planner/designer
  • Technical editor/writer
  • Graphic/interface designer
  • Usability testing consultant
  • Instructional designer
  • Web site designer

Resources at the Career Center

Many excellent resources are available in the library of the Career Center of the University of Colorado at Denver in room 259 of the Tivoli Student Center, and at the Auraria Library.

Online Job Bulletins

Current Jobs in Writing, Editing, and Communications: The National Employment Bulletin for the Communication Professions - a subscription based service.

O'Dwyer's Public Relations News - PR Job Board.