Online Degree in Communications - Careers

BA in Communication Video

A Growing Field

Earning your communications degree online at SNHU can prepare you for a variety of careers.

A communications degree can open employment opportunities in advertising, copywriting, design, marketing, corporate communications, journalism and many more fields.

Communications degree careers with above-average growth through 2018 include public relations specialists (24 percent), advertising and promotions managers (14 percent), technical writers (17 percent), HR training specialists (28 percent) and marketing managers (19 percent), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Careers for communications degree graduates include:

  • Public relations
  • Media relations
  • Employee relations
  • Copywriters
  • Editors/reporters
  • Corporate communications specialists
  • Advertising managers
  • Training development specialists
  • Lobbyists 
  • Account Executives
  • Speechwriters
    ...and many more

Employers who have hired SNHU students and graduates include Glamour Magazine, Fox Network, Boston Red Sox, Segway and the Manchester Monarchs, to name a few.

Communications Resources

In the world of communication studies, jobs run a range from public relations, social media and corporate communications to graphic design, videography and more. Here, access information on careers in communication.

Professional Associations

American Marketing Association
The largest marketing association in North America with members connected to a network of experienced marketers over 30,000 strong, which includes leading marketing academics, researchers and practitioners from every industry.

Business Marketing Association
Founded in 1922, the Business Marketing Association is a leading trade organization for business-to-business marketing and communications professionals.
Public Relations Society of America
The world’s largest organization of public relations professionals.

International Association of Business Communicators
Provides a professional network of about 15,000 business communication professionals in over 80 countries. Members hold positions in a variety of fields, including marketing communication.