The rapid rate of technological change in media technology has created a need for ongoing learning and the acquisition of new multimedia knowledge and management skills.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of media and communication occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about 27,400 new jobs. Demand for media and communication occupations should stem from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms."
Careers in communications span many industries
Communication experts are needed in nearly any organization or industry. Students may be interested in pursuing careers in areas such as:
Gain the skills needed to advance in your career
Graduates of the communications master’s program are prepared to be competitive in the job market by:
- Gaining broad-based knowledge and applying theory to practice.
- Specializing in an interest area via electives.
- Building a portfolio of work completed in the program.
- Growing a professional network in the program’s cohort model.
Examples of job roles communications experts may be interested in include:
- Communications manager
- Communications director
- Corporate communications manager
- Web operations manager
- Corporate/organization intranet manager
- Digital games development and management
- Multimedia production manager
- Social media manager
- Broadcast news web operations manager or producer
- Newspaper web operations manager or producer
- Radio broadcast web operations manager or producer
- Corporate or organization telecommunications manager
- Public relations manager
- Digital promotion manager
- Community/social media manager
- Health educator
- Fundraising managers