The ability to communicate effectively is often rated as the most important skill for career advancement across all professions. A Communication Studies degree can lead to a career in the following fields, plus many more:

  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Media
  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Counseling
  • Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Politics
  • Fundraising
  • Law
  • Development
  • Civic Affairs
  • Event Planning
  • Journalism
  • Promotion

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, many of these career paths will be the biggest generators of jobs over the next 10 years.

Our recent Communication Studies majors hold positions that include: 

  • Recruiter at Northwestern Mutual
  • Social Media Specialist at UW-Carbone Cancer Research Center
  • Admissions Counselor at Edgewood College
  • Sales Support Coordinator at Navitus Health Solutions
  • Event Coordinator at the Cannery Public Market
  • Customer Sales Representative and Senior Meetings and Events Specialist at CUNA Mutual Group
  • Public Relations at Vera Bradley
  • Management trainee at Enterprise
  • Special Events Specialist at SPi Global
  • Brat Fest Coordinator at Metcalfe's Market
  • Brand Activation Manager at Wisconsin Distributors
  • Assistant at Lola Red Public Relations and Communications (Minneapolis)
  • Owner of Lemon and Lime Boutique
  • Cataloger at Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
  • Patient Coordinator at First Choice Dental
  • IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Recruiter at Oxford Global Resources
  • Marketing and Communications Manager at the National Credit Union Foundation