Employment Outlook

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, written communication skills, the ability to problem solve, and the ability to work as a member of a team are highly desired by employers, and initiative, analytical skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to effectively communicate, and leadership skills are among the traits most desired across all industries and occupations.

Career Opportunities: public relations, non-profits, public service, government, media, and business

Job Outlook: Demand for communication occupations is expected to arise from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms. Employment is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, resulting in about 43,200 new jobs.

Median Annual Pay: $57, 530

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics