The opportunities available with an Associate in Arts in Communication Studies will vary based on the concentration that you select.
Explore career possibilities on Career ConnectFor students concentrating in Public Relations
Careers in public relations:
Publicity manager, advertising manager, marketing specialist, telemarketing specialist, press agent, lobbyist, corporate public affairs specialist, corporate spokesperson, account executive, development officer, fundraiser, membership recruiter, sales manager, fashion merchandiser,media analyst, media planner, creative director, speech writer, audience analyst, documentarian, news writer, public opinion researcher.Communication and government/political-related careers:
Public information officer, speech writer, intercultural communication consultant, legislative assistant, speech writer, campaign director, research specialist, program coordinator, negotiator, press secretary, elected official.Careers in law and communication:
Public defender, corporate lawyer, district attorney, public interest lawyer, private practice lawyer, legal researcher, mediation and negotiation specialist, paralegal researcher, legal secretary, legal reporter, legal educator.Careers in social and human services:
Public administrator, social worker, benefits administrator, patients’ rights advocate, Foreign Service officer, recreational supervisor, human rights officer, communications teacher/instructor, community affairs liaison, park service public relations specialist, recreation coordinator, intercultural communication consultant, philanthropic representative, crisis consultant, speech coach, religious leader, mental counselor.For students concentrating in Speech Pathology
Speech-language pathologists provide services to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders.US News and World Report
ranked audiologists and speech-language
pathologists as among top 25 careers for 2011 for students upon completion of the Master’s degree Speech-language pathologists provide professional services in public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, short-term and long-term nursing care facilities, community clinics, college and universities, private practice, state and local health departments, state and federal government agencies, home care, adult day care centers, centers for persons with developmental disabilities research laboratories, institutes and private agencies (Market Trends, ASHA official website: www.asha.org
).For students concentrating in Mass Communication
Careers in electronic media, radio and television, and broadcasting
: Broadcasting station manager, director of broadcasting,film/tape librarian, community relations director, unit manager, film editor, news reporter, news director, news writer, transmitter engineer, technical director, advertising sales coordinator, traffic/continuity specialist, media buyer, Public Servic Announcement director, market researcher, actor, announcer, disc jockey, news anchor, sports anchor, public relations manager, comedy writer, talk show host, educational media specialist.