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What Can I Do With This Journalism Degree?

Journalists – Writers, Editors, Reporters1,2,3

A bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations can be the foot-in-the-door you need to pursue a career in a number communications career fields – from broadcast media to corporate marketing. If you’re thinking about a career in writing, the growth rate for writers and authors is 9 percent with a median wage of $69,510 annually and editors at $63,350 annually.

Maybe broadcast3 journalism is more to your taste. On television or online, correspondents and reporters make an annual average salary of $48,370.

Public Relations Specialist4

Maybe you want to help craft the story the public will eventually learn about through their favorite media. Public relations specialists average $62,800 annually. And they’re in demand – a projected 11 percent growth rate for over the next decade.

Postsecondary Instructor5

Another direction you can take is in teaching – training the next generation of journalists as a college or university instructor. With a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.


  • Writer
  • News Director
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Writing Instructor
  • Mass Communications Professor

"11 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Public Relations Specialists by 20304

1Writers and Authors     
3Correspondents and Reporters
4Public Relations Specialists
5Postsecondary Teachers