As I went online this morning, my home page opened up with its random articles/stories of the day. Usually the articles are insubstantial– celebrity gossip, new recipes, sports news– but this one caught my attention. The title was: “College degrees that get you noticed.”
Always curious to know my chances of success out in the “real world,” I gave it a click to see if Communications was on the list. And behold– it was!
I’ve included the excerpt because I found it interesting:
Average Starting Salary: $38,200
Average Mid-Career Salary: $72,200
In tough economic times like these, marketing/communications majors will find themselves competing against English and other liberal arts majors for many of the same jobs. The fact that they have a more specialized, career-focused education can be a plus, says HR expert Kelleher.
“The people who succeed in business all have strong communications skills,” says Kelleher. Knowing how to get a company’s message or product out the door will always be a valuable skill, in good economic times or bad, he says.
Related Careers and Salaries:
Public Relations Specialists: $59,370
Market Research Analysts: $67,500
Advertising and Promotions Managers: $97,670
Marketing Managers: $120,070
HR Tip: “Recent graduates who are able to show how their skills have helped solve business problems, whether as part of a school project or internship, and contributed to a successful campaign will most impress hiring managers,” Good said, “particularly if the examples are relevant to the company they are interviewing with.”
Okay, so it’s just a silly article off of my Yahoo! Homepage, but any news is good news.
What do you think? Will a Communications degree impress the boss?
To see the rest of this article and the other featured degrees, click here.