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What Are Some of the Best Jobs I Can Get with a Communication Degree?

Communication student with laptopAre you planning to pursue a degree in Communication? Then, you have landed at the right place. UTSA Online’s Communication program will prepare you with the full set of skills you will need to become a competitive candidate in multiple career paths.

Through UTSA’s online program, you will develop and sharpen your verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skill-set along with your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. For instance, every course will be an opportunity to apply and improve your writing, editing, research, and presentation talents while learning how to deliver information effectively and efficiently to diverse audiences through a variety of platforms.

Communication Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in communication occupations are projected to increase 14% from 2020 to 2030, which is considerably faster than the average for all occupations in general. This projection results in approximately 151,500 new jobs available.

Another important matter to consider when looking for a job is the median annual wage. In May 2020, the median annual wage for Communication workers was $61,310, which was significantly higher than the median annual wage of $41,950 for all occupations.

Job Opportunities for Communication Graduates

The versatility of your communication skills will allow you to seek a career in many industries, and it will ensure that you remain highly valued by their employers. Some of the industries that posted the most communication-related positions in the last 3 years include: Higher Education, Advertising and Public Relations, Management and Technical Consulting, General Hospitals, and Insurance Carriers.

Job opportunities for Communication graduates include:

Communications Specialist

Communication specialists handle the planning and production of all the information that is presented to the targeted audience through different media platforms including email, press releases, multimedia content, and printed publications. The median salary for communication specialists was $61,310 in 2020.

Social Media Strategist

Social media strategists plan, produce, and execute communication plans adapted for social media platforms. Moreover, they analyze and report the performance of the published content. The median salary for social media strategists was $58,704 in 2020.

Technical Writer

Technical writers produce supporting materials to convey complex and technical information in a more reader-friendly format. Some examples of these materials include how-to guides and instruction manuals. The median salary for Technical Writers was $74,650 in 2020.

Author | Copywriter

Authors and copywriters are responsible for creating written pieces of content for various types of media platforms. The median salary for Authors and Copywriters was $67,120 in 2020.


Editors plan, review, proofread and rewrite existent to make it easier for readers from different types of media to understand the information. In addition, executive editors are generally the ones who decide which writer submissions will be published. The median salary for editors was $63,400 in 2020.

Marketing Specialist | Manager

Marketing specialists and managers develop strategies and analyze competitors’ products and services to offer their clients a successful marketing plan that fulfills the needs of their market and its trends. The median salary for marketing managers was $133,460 in 2020.

Public Relations Specialist

Public relations specialists are in charge of creating and sustaining a positive public image for the clients or businesses that they represent. The median salary for public relations specialists was $62,810 in 2020.

Interpreters and Translators

Interpreters and translators decipher, simplify and convert information from one language to another for a greater understanding between their clients. The median salary for interpreters and translators was $52,330 in 2020.

News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

News analysts, reporters, and journalists maintain the audience updated about newsworthy information and events happening locally, nationally, and around the world. The median salary for news analysts, reporters, and journalists was $49,300 in 2020.

Sales Representative

Sales representatives are the client-facing side of a business. They are in contact with customers to explain and describe the features of a product or service, negotiate prices, and answer the customers’ inquiries, all while ensuring customer satisfaction. The median salary of sales representatives was $65,420 in 2020.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics and Glassdoor – 2021.

The Communication Program

Does Communication sound like the right field for you? Then it is time to consider UTSA Online’s B.A. in Communication. Because it is a 100% online program, you will be able to work at your own pace to keep your work, life, and education in balance to graduate from a top university.

Some of the courses included in the Communication program at UTSA Online include:

  • COM 3023. Foundations of Communication
  • COM 3073. Conduct of Communication Inquiry
  • COM 3083. Language and Communication Theory
  • COM 2113. Public Speaking
  • COM 3553. Intercultural Communication
  • COM 4813. Theory and Practice of Social Interaction

To complete the Communication program, you must complete 120 credit hours, including 42 core hours, 42 major hours, 6 language hours, and 30 elective hours.

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