Career Outlook

Potential careers for students with a MCOM major are:

  • News analysts, reporters and correspondents
  • Photographers
  • Public relations specialists
  • Television, video and motion picture camera operators and editors
  • Writers and editors
  • Producers and directors
  • Graphic designers and related workers

Jobs growth

Keen competition is expected for Mass Communication occupations. Here are the increases in jobs growth projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2006-16):

  • Public relations specialist – 18%
  • News analysts, reporters and correspondents – 2%
  • Photographers – 10%
  • Television, video and motion picture camera operators and editors – 12%
  • Writers and editors – 10%
  • Producers and directors – 10%
  • Graphic designers and related workers – 10%
  • Multimedia artists and animators – 26%
  • Advertising, promotions and marketing managers – 12%

Salaries

Following are the median annual earnings for jobs (2006-07):

  • Public relations specialists (salaried) – $47,350
  • Television, video, and motion picture camera operators – $40,060
  • Writers and authors (salaried) – $48,640
  • Graphic designers – $39,900
  • Reporters and correspondents – $33,470
  • Producers and directors (salaried) – $56,310
  • Multimedia artists and animators – $54,550
  • Advertising, promotions and marketing managers – $56,310