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Communication teachers and scholars have developed a definition of the field of communication to clarify it as a discipline for the public: "The field of communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication".
This program is designed to develop a broad critical understanding of the cultural role of communication while developing practical skills in areas such as public relations, journalism, corporate communications and technical production.
The career trajectory of people with a Communications degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Communications degrees have experience in is Public Relations Specialist, followed by Social Media Manager, Journalist, Digital Marketing Specialist, Marketing Manager, Copywriter, Announcer, Publicist, Event Planner, and News Anchor.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Public Relations Specialist||9.0%||0.3%||26.4×|
|Social Media Manager||6.9%||0.4%||17.2×|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||6.5%||0.6%||11.6×|
Communications graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||-|
|Median (average earners)||-|
|75th (top earners)||-|
Communications graduates are not very underemployed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Employment potential|
|We are still collecting information for this degree|