Communication
Area of Study

Communication

Overview

A message shared through new forms of media and old forms of face to face communication can change the world! It is vital to reach the right people with the right message. The communication degree does that. It prepares you to succeed in relationships.

The communication program at Northeastern prepares students for careers in broadcasting, journalism, politics, law, public service and education. The courses provide insight into public speaking and rhetoric, relational and organizational communication, and professional development. The communication program will prepare students

A message shared through new forms of media and old forms of face to face communication can change the world!  It is vital to reach the right people with the right message. The communication degree does that. It prepares you to succeed in relationships. It helps you to deal with bosses, teachers, fellow workers, friends, and family members in tough situations.

Most degrees require communication classes. These classes help you to learn skills you will need in broadcasting, marketing, and sales. In addition, these classes provide skills for majors in journalism, politics, public service, performing arts, law, business, and teaching.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of public relations specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Organizations will continue to emphasize community outreach and customer relations as a way to maintain and enhance their reputation and visibility. Public opinion can change quickly, particularly because both good and bad news spread rapidly through the Internet. Consequently, public relations specialists will be needed to respond to news developments and maintain their organization’s reputation.

The growing use of social media also is expected to increase employment for public relations specialists. This will create more work for public relations specialists as they try to appeal to consumers and the general public in new ways. Public relations specialists will be needed to help their clients use these new types of social media effectively.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists median annual wage for public relations specialists was $60,000 in May 2018.