Communication Studies

A truly encompassing major, a degree in Communication Studies spans many fields: policy, politics, international development, mass media and new media just to name a few. A Communication degree can lead to career options in a variety of professions and sectors. Whether you choose to pursue a job in public relations, event coordination, training or media, majoring in Communication can prepare you to tackle the different communication demands of both public and private enterprises and organizations.

Career Options in Communication Studies

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of what options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Communication degree than others.

  • Advertising Executive
  • Advertising Planner
  • Bank Manager
  • Bank Research Analyst
  • Brand Manager
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Broadcaster
  • Business Administrator
  • Business Developer
  • Communication Specialist
  • Compensation Coordinator
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Assistant
  • Fundraiser
  • General Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Producer
  • Merchandiser
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Researcher
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Proofreader
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Speaking Coach
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Researcher
  • Risk Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Speechwriter
  • Stockbroker
  • Teacher
  • Tourism Consultant
  • Trade Show Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.