Careers

Journalists dig deep into their story subjects, mining for interesting facts in order to inform, educate and entertain the public. They interview the rich and powerful, as well as everyday people, and they present information in a multimedia fashion. As a graduate with a degree in Journalism, you’ll be equipped with the ethical standards, important skills and research tactics you’ll need to have a successful career in journalism.

The Journalism curriculum teaches students how to gather, dissect and convey information in an understandable manner—skills that are valuable beyond the newsroom and relevant for many occupations. A few of the jobs you can explore as a journalism graduate include

  • Archivist
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Communications officer
  • Copy editor
  • Correspondent
  • Cultural, medical, political or science writer
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Investigative reporter
  • Journalist
  • News analyst
  • News anchor
  • News reporter and writer
  • Nonfiction author
  • Photographer
  • Public affairs professional
  • Public relations specialist
  • Speechwriter
  • Technical writer

Salaries

Salaries for entry-level communication jobs across the country are reported to average around $45,000 annually. Those who gain experience and excel in this field can be highly valued and eventually paid very well. It’s important to note that this is a field where passion for the job, persistence, professional recognition, a strong work ethic, and a unique and competitive talent are usually rewarded.

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