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Potential Careers

What can you do with a major in Communication Studies, Film, and New Media?  There are lots and lots of possibilities, including:

ADVERTISING – copy writer, media planner, advertising specialist, media sales representative

BUSINESS – sales representative, manager, negotiator, customer service representative, communication trainer, human resources manager

COMMUNICATION EDUCATION – high school speech teacher, debate coach, college or university professor, language arts coordinator, communication curriculum specialist

CONTENT CREATOR – web creator, YouTuber, influencer, social media strategist

ELECTRONIC MEDIA  – broadcasting stations manager, director of broadcasting, film editor, news director, technical director, actor, news anchor, announcer, researcher

FILMMAKER – artist, director, producer, grip, production assistant, cinematographer, videographer, sports production, screenwriter

GAME DESIGNER – video game designer, video game developer, mobile apps

HEALTH CARE – health educator, medical grants writer, hospital director of communication, hospice manager, health-care counselor, medical training supervisor

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – corporate representative, translator, student tour coordinator, diplomat, foreign relations officer, foreign correspondent

JOURNALISM – reporter, editor, copy writer, script writer, news service researcher, technical writer

LAW – public defender, corporate attorney, public interest attorney, legal secretary, paralegal, legal reporter, law professor, arbitrator

NEW MEDIA – content creator, AR/VR, droneography, designer, social media, technologist, media specialist

PUBLIC RELATIONS – publicity manager, press agent, corporate public affairs specialist, fundraiser, media analyst, researcher

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES – public administrator, social worker, recreational supervisor, human rights officer, counselor, religious leader

(Our thanks for parts of this list to: Richard West and Lynn H. Turner, Introducing Communication Theory, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2007).)