While humans aren't the only species to develop the ability to communicate, they are the only ones to harness the full evolutionary power of that ability in the advancement of their societal interests. Indeed, it's been estimated that more than three quarters of a person's day is spent engaged in the art of communication. Whether that time is spent reading, writing, listening, or speaking, the art of effective communication is critical to the smooth functioning of society. For those with a desire to tap in to this reality through the pursuit of a communications career, they have myriads of available options open to them.
Types of Available Careers...
Whereas once upon a time the career options for communications majors were limited to the venerable position of "Town Crier"; today's communication graduates have numerous avenues open to them when selecting a communications career.
Regardless of the industry, all organizations need to communicate, and therein lies the advantages for communication majors seeking entry level communication careers. Whether they are eyeing traditional slots in journalism, marketing, business, and advertising or they're more interested in securing a position in the burgeoning online end of the business, that level of interest will largely determine which communications career road they will traverse.
Those applicants with a technical bent might look to communication careers in networking, computer science, wireless connectivity, or information technology. High technology industries are also in the need for qualified applicants to serve as trainers for communication technicians, systems analysts, language specialists, and more.
As one might imagine from the divergent career opportunities that a communications degree provides, the educational path that an applicant pursues will be entirely dependent on the occupational niche they seek to fill. For instance, those communication majors eyeing a technical career may only require a certification while communication careers in journalism and advertising typically require attending college resulting in at least a bachelors degree. As mentioned however, the unique advantage of this particular field is that all organizations need to communicate, and that fact makes entering this extremely diverse field a win-win for professional development.
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