Students who major in Communications, Public Relations and Journalism (a major grouping that includes advertising, journalism, communications, broadcast journalism, etc.) can pursue a fascinating range of top earning positions in media, the arts, marketing, public relations, journalism and many other industries.
The ability to communicate clearly does more than ensure civil relations at home. Communication is a valuable skill to employers as well. One of the highest paid common jobs for communication majors is Vice President of Public Relations (PR) and Corporate Communications. This is a vital role in any large company, as the VP of Corporate Communications dictates every message that a company sends to the buying public.
Other executive-level positions often held by Communications or Journalism majors include Vice President of Communications (usually a journalism major) and VP of Public Relations (usually a journalism and mass communication major).
Communications majors will play a key role in the evolution of new media as we switch from traditional media channels, like newspapers, television broadcasts and magazines, to dynamic, online media channels. For this reason, studying communications in college can set you up for job titles like Digital Strategist, Senior Interactive Producer and Brand Strategist.