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What Can I Do With This Communication Degree?

Writer1

A bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts from University of the Cumberlands can prepare you for a number of communication career fields and platforms, from broadcast journalism to storytelling. If you’re thinking about a career writing articles, books or scripts, the growth rate for writers and authors is holding steady at 8 percent with a median wage of $61,820 annually.

Maybe your bachelor’s is just the first step … many graduates of the fine arts program go on to pursue additional certifications or degrees to explore careers in graphic design, advertising or even art therapy.

Public Relations Specialist2

Maybe you want to help craft the story the public will eventually learn about through their favorite media. Public relations specialists average $59,300 annually. And they’re in demand – a projected 9 percent growth rate over the next decade.

Postsecondary Instructor3

Another direction you can take is in teaching – training the next generation of writers as a college or university instructor. With a median annual salary of $76,000, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 15 percent over the next decade.

Careers

  • Freelance Writer
  • Author
  • Web Content Writer
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Media Relations Director
  • Communications Specialist
  • Writing Instructor
  • Communications Professor

"9 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Public Relations Specialists by 20262

1Writers and Authors
2Public Relations Specialists
3Postsecondary Teacher