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Career Outlook: Marketing Communications Degree Jobs

One of the most appealing aspects of the communications industry is the wide range of career opportunities available to communications professionals. Communications graduates pursue careers in diverse fields such as marketing, public relations, social media, digital advertising, corporate communications, journalism, writing and countless others.—and each of these fields offers a wide range of job opportunities. Some of the most popular marketing communications career options include marketing coordinator and social media marketing manager, explored in more detail below.

Marketing Coordinator

Marketing coordinators are specialists who assist with a business' marketing activities. This can include everything from conducting market research to maintaining customer databases to working with vendors and developing marketing collateral. Many marketing coordinators work in corporate offices, but it's not unusual to travel for trade shows, conferences and meetings, which makes this an exciting and fast-paced career opportunity for communications graduates.1

Social Media Marketing Manager

Social media marketing managers, also called community managers, develop and oversee marketing initiatives utilizing social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. A social media marketing manager is primarily concerned with growing and maintaining communities and engaging with those audiences in order to increase brand awareness and loyalty, generate leads and accomplish other marketing goals. Businesses of all sizes hire social media marketing managers, creating many job opportunities for communications graduates who are passionate about this ever-changing and fast-paced industry.2

Other Careers in Marketing Communications

Marketing communications professionals work in a variety of fields. Some of the most common career choices among marketing communications graduates include:

  • Communications Coordinator
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Broadcast Correspondent
  • Media Director
  • Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Brand Assistant
  • Account Coordinator

If you want to develop the negotiation, persuasion, critical thinking and decision-making skills today's businesses are looking for, then explore our B.A. in Applied Communications degree program.

Source References [+]

1. "Marketing Coordinator Career & Job Outlook."

2. "Social Media Manager."


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