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Jobs Available Technical Writers and Editors TV/Radio Production Journalist Film Director Politician Public Speaker Human Resources Publicist
Salaries Expected Journalist :60,000 Producers and Directors: $64,430 (avg.2008) Public Relations Specialist: $52,000 (avg. 2008) Politician: 37,000 -270,000 *These salaries are from 2008
Skills Learned Speaking skills Decision-making Experimenting with ideas Problem solving Team building Working with others Motivating others Good Writing Better Reading Good Listening Good judgment Problem solving Quick thinking Relate to abstract ideas Leading, coordinating Conflict resolution Creativity Conceiving, developing & generating ideas
Communications in Real Life Name: Melissa Boyer Job/Title: Technical writer for Poole & Associates in Annapolis Junction, Maryland Responsibilities: Writing Editing Re-purposing content to suit various audiences Corresponding with different levels of management Coordinating multiple projects
Questions for Melissa Do you use a lot of what you learned from your Communications Degree? Courses that focused on knowing your audience and writing to suit their needs were especially helpful Technical editing and publications management courses helped me learn to manage projects effectively and use an information plan to meet deadlines Document design courses also helped me present my work in a way that would draw the audience in Do you enjoy working in the field of Communications? Favorite Part? Very much enjoys working in the field Feels a sense of pride knowing somebody will be able to understand the appropriate information Favorite part is it’s a rewarding field Directly impact a message being sent out to your audience and make it better
Conclusion Various fields to work in Well paying Enjoyable Rewarding Many skills learned