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What Can I Do With a Major in Communication and Media Studies?

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Career Titles

  • Academic Advisor
  • Account Executive
  • Actor
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Alumni Relations Coordinator
  • Announcer
  • Arbitrator
  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Audio/ Visual Specialist
  • Biographer
  • Broadcaster
  • Buyer
  • Cable Programmer
  • Camera Operator
  • Camp Counselor
  • Campaign Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Chamber of Commerce Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Circulation Director
  • Claims Adjuster/Examiner
  • Columnist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Community Affairs Director
  • Community Relations Specialist
  • Conference Planner
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Convention Organizer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Critic
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Development Officer
  • Director
  • Director of Communication and Design
  • Disc Jockey
  • Editor
  • Elected Official
  • Entertainment Agent
  • Events Planner
  • Fact Checker
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Film Tape Librarian
  • Flight Attendant
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Relations Specialist
  • Graphic Design Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Hospitality Manger
  • Hotel Manager
  • Housing And Student Life Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial & Labor Relations Specialist
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Intercultural Communications Specialist
  • International Student Advisor
  • Interviewer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Lighting Technician
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Analyst    
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Consultant
  • Media Critic
  • Media Planner
  • Media Production Specialist
  • Media Relations Director
  • Media Specialist
  • Mediator
  • Negotiator
  • News Analyst
  • News Anchor
  • News Director
  • News Editor
  • News Photographer
  • Paralegal
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Political Analyst
  • Political Campaign Worker
  • Press Secretary
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Program Director
  • Promotion Manager
  • Proofreader
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publications Editor
  • Publicist
  • Publicity Director
  • Publisher
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Recruiter
  • Reporter
  • Research Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Scriptwriter
  • Sound Effects Technician
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Speech Writer
  • Sportscaster
  • Station Programmer
  • Student Services Specialist
  • Study Abroad Advisor
  • Teacher
  • Technical Director
  • Technical Writer
  • Television Writer
  • Tour Guide
  • Traffic Manager
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • Video Producer
  • Videographer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Web Designer
  • Web Editor
  • Writer

Employers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Arts Councils
  • Associated Press
  • Boards of Education
  • Book Publishers
  • Cable Systems
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • College & Universities
  • Community Organizations
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Communications Offices
  • Cultural Affairs
  • Department of Labor
  • Educational Organizations
  • Entertainment Firms
  • Film Studios
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Health Organizations
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Human Resources Departments
  • Independent Production Companies
  • Industry Film Producers
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Investment Firms
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Firms
  • Libraries/Museums
  • Lobby Organizations
  • Local, State, & Federal Government
  • Magazines
  • Management/Consulting Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Marketing Departments
  • News & Information Offices
  • Newspapers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Photo Studios
  • Political Organizations
  • Professional Associations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • Radio Stations
  • Retail Stores
  • Sports Teams
  • Telecommunications Firms
  • Television Stations
  • Theatres
  • Trade Associations
  • Video Production Companies

Skills 
  • Ability to write clearly
  • Attention to details
  • Become knowledgeable of other cultures, languages, institutions--an ability to analyze across cultural or national lines
  • Capacity to mesmerize an audience
  • Communicate and elaborate with individuals and groups
  • Communicates diplomatically
  • Compare and contrast evidence
  • Create entertaining and persuasive messages
  • Create powerful images with sight, sound, motion and words
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Cultural sensitivity when communicating with people of other cultures
  • Demonstrate creativity and artistic expression
  • Demonstrate talent, persistence, assertiveness, competitive spirit and enthusiasm
  • Effective speaking skills
  • Evaluate ideas and presentation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Expresses thoughts, ideas, and opinions clearly and persuasively
  • Gather information and data
  • Generate ideas
  • Influential/persuasion skills
  • Interpretation skills
  • Measure media effects
  • Possesses command of the English language
  • Present specific viewpoints
  • Problem solving
  • Relates to others from varying backgrounds
  • Reporting and editing skills
  • Sees the world from the perspective of other individuals and other cultures
  • Strong intercultural understanding
  • Synthesizing information
  • Transform complex subject matter into something that is easily understood
  • Understand institutional and cultural values
  • Understand many points of view
  • Utilizes computers
  • Work independently or in teams
  • Works well under pressure to meet deadlines

Salary Information   

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Summer 2018 Average Starting Salary:
  • Communications and Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree: $39,623

Average Salary of SNC Communication Graduate:

  • 2017: $35,001 - $45,000
  • 2016: $25,001 - $35,000
  • 2015: $25,001 - $35,001

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Communication and Media Studies Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF).


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