There are 4 tracks within the Communication Arts Major at Salisbury. Each of these tracks offers a wide variety of classes which allows students to fine-tune a general curriculum to their specific needs. Whether you want to be a sports journalist, a political candidate, film-maker or an international mediator there are classes available to provide you with the educational tools you will need to pursue the career you want.
Internship opportunities give students an opportunity to get their foot in the door. When you graduate, having underwent an internship you will at least have a minimal amount of experience in your field, which looks good on your resume and gives you real-life practice to reinforce what you have learned. There are many different job titles to be held with a communications degree. These jobs range from accounting to all kinds of media positions (ie radio, tv, film, magazine, newspaper etc.) government or even some surprising ones like speech coach or social workers. There are very few companies/agencies etc who do NOT need some type of communications experts. Ad agencies, schools, tv networks, retail stores, for the state, PR firms or even event planning agencies and many more are all examples of possible employers. Wide variety of activities and skills are gained. (editing, planning communicating across barriers, scheduling, managing, problem solving, collaborative or individual work abilities) these can be used and are valued in practically any position/job. Study communication across many barriers, such as gender, race, culture, social status etc and learn to cope with differences to communicate effectively and amicably.
On to Journalism, here are some jobs that can be acquired with a degree concentration in Journalism. I’m going to pick just two of these five and look a little closer at what kind of money you can make and what kind of work the job entails.
Journalism & Public Relations
Variety of job positions
Virtually limitless number of employers
Skills gained are critical assets in other areas
Gain insight into human communication
Human Communication-The production and
reception of information among human beings.
Human Communication involves
understanding messages for the
purpose of improving communicative
Human Resources Administrator- Responsible
for supporting a business within every are of
human resources, including recruitment and
Average Salaries vary between 36,000-51,000
Sales Support Director- Establishes sales
support process and support activities.
Responsibilities- Resource allocation, as well
as coaching and guiding direct reports.
Average salaries vary from 87,000-127,000
Many Human Communication majors go on to
manager positions, sales, human resources, and
jobs that require training and development
Media Production is designed to organize
students who want to focus on careers in
media environment, either directly as
producers, writers, directors, and editors, or
indirectly as advertisers, marketers, and
public relations professionals
Web Analytics Manager
Brand managers plan for a
particular brand or product
Average salary is $76,100.
More than half of Brand
Managers earn between
$65,597 and $87,169
Media Directors oversee the
media department .They are
responsible for managing the
client's media .
Average salary is from
$62,250 - 91,250. Media
Directors with at least five
years of experience
Editors are responsible for the overall quality
and content of work provided by writers and
manages publishing projects of all sizes
ensures publication has a logical, easy-to-follow structure
corrects grammar, spelling and punctuation
makes sure facts are correct and consistent
helps stylize language
provides advice on formatting and design.
Editors can earn salaries of anywhere from
$35,375 to $53,970
A college degree in journalism provides a
student with the skills and the insight to
research and deliver current information to
audiences in a variety of media.
Journalists learn to use traditional
storytelling techniques to relate news and
information through print, radio, television,
film, and online media.
News analysts—also called newscasters or news
anchors—examine, interpret, and broadcast news
received from various sources. News anchors present
news stories and introduce videotaped news or live
transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.
They also help editors shape the content of a news
program or a newspaper by weighing audience
interest in a particular story with the media's
responsibility to inform the public about the
ramifications of current events.
Salaries for News Analysts, Reporters and
Correspondents range from $40,404 to $73,519.