Communications is an excellent career option for those who are interested. If you have good organizational skills, as well as being out-going and interested in learning how people communicate and the reasons behind these ways, then a degree in Communications could be the perfect fit. A Communication degree leads to a variety of careers, as we will examine later, and it provides a solid foundation to build upon if you want to further your education after you receive the Associates or Bachelor’s degree.
Having a Communication degree does not limit yourself to the communication field, in fact it opens up many more fields that let’s say – a degree in Business. Obtaining a degree in Communication has become easier than ever. Many schools are now offering programs online which require no traveling and the ability to obtain your degree even if you are now working and have a family to support. Plus, there are always new options becoming available everyday for funding your education. The question to ask yourself is what do you want to do with the rest of your life?
While studying communications you will learn various valuable skills that will not only help you in the workplace but will come in handy in your personal life as well. For starters, you will learn the ins and outs of the writing and editing process. You will also have a better understanding of the English language as well as a better understanding of public relations. For example, I currently take courses towards a Communications Degree.
Some of the courses I have taken have been Media Writing for Communication, Communication Theory, Persuasion and Argumentation and Intermediate Composition, just to name a few. All of these courses have focused on communicating effectively for whatever job I may decide to have in the future. They have furthered my understanding of the reasons why people communicate and in ways that we do communicate whether intentional or not, which has helped me to understand the communication in personal relationships as well.
While studying Communication you will also learn how to truly listen to people, which is something that many people may claim they do, however you will discover otherwise. You will also learn how being organized and keeping to schedules is an easy way to keep your life balanced. This can be applied towards you career and personal life. Towards the end of your schooling, after earning the degree or diploma, you will have a better understanding of how to deliver quick and effective messages, how to get your idea across to those who you may have not been able to reach before. As well as opening up the portal to a number of fields in which to begin your career.
Typical jobs available after earning a Communications degree are numerous and wide-spread over many different fields. In the Business field you could belong to the management team, become a customer service representative, a vice president of Human Resources, sales representative, or admissions counselor. In the Advertising field you could become a copy writer, public researcher or creative director. In the Education field you could become a school counselor, drama director, or an administrator. In the Broadcasting field you could become a TV anchor, a producer, news writer or an actor/actress. In the Journalism field, one could become an author, an editor, or a reporter. There are various other fields into which you could enter. You could become a legal secretary, a social worker, a stage manager or an elected official. There are endless possibilities with a degree in Communications. It really does open all the fields to a variety of positions.
You can begin your career in a variety of ways. Many people choose to enter into an entry-level position in advertising, marketing, graphic design, as a reporter, and so on. While others may use their degree in communication as a stepping stone to furthering their education even more. Thus, they may go on to obtain their Master’s in Psychology or go onto law school. Others may use their degree to get their life long dream of publishing a novel accomplished. There are numerous ways in which you can begin your career – it all depends on what you want to do with your life. However, communication is a fundamental aspect in any career so having the skills you acquired through your degree will become pertinent to your success.