One of the benefits of earning a degree in communication or studying a related specialty is the number of career paths it opens in a variety of business environments, industries and media outlets.
Students with an associate degree in interpersonal and organizational communication often transfer to study and work in specialized areas of communication such as:
- Health Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- Legal Communication
- Mediation and Dispute Resolution
- Political Communication
- Small Group Communication
Students with an associate degree in communication: media have acquired the skills to work in:
- Radio as copy writers and on-air personnel
- Television as camera operators, production assistants, reporters and video editors
Students who have pursued the journalism degree option have been well-trained to work in the publishing industry as:
- Feature Writers
The media technology certificate program is intended for students with a technical orientation and wish to work behind the scenes in technical positions such as:
- Camera Operators
- Video Editors
- Public Relations
The public relations certificate program bridges the disciplines of business and communication and offers students a broad range of training in all aspects of public relations – electronic publishing, graphic design, marketing, videography and written and oral communications. Individuals who complete the course requirements are qualified and prepared for entry-level positions in the public relations field.
On the Web
These web sites provide additional information on careers in the communication field:
- Huffington Post: Communication Studies Rise to Relevance
- International Association of Business Communicators
- National Association of Broadcasters
- National Communication Association
- Newspaper Association of America
- Public Relations Society of America
- Society for Technical Communication
- Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
- United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, A.A.
- Communication: Media, A.S.
- Journalism Option, Communication, A.S.