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Job Outlook

From: Recruiting Trends: 2010-2011 by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State

"Communications: After struggling for the past two years, some of the academic majors in this group seemed ready to pull out of the doldrums. Public relations and advertising appear to have some momentum for job growth. The demand for these majors provides early signals to both job contractions and expansions. If hiring for these two majors begin to substantially improve, we may be headed for a much stronger market than captured in this report.

  • Communications: increase hiring by 12%, averaging 37 Bachelor hires per com
  • Advertising: increase hiring by 17%, averaging 15 Bachelor hires per company.
  • Public Relations: increase hiring by 26%, averaging 17 Bachelor hires per company.
  • All Other Communications: increase hiring by 7%, averaging 20 Bachelor hires per company."

Not too shabby, especially compared to a few other majors:

Graph titled Education and Training Pays, 2010

By the way, things have gotten worse for folks who don't have a degree. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Unemployment by educational attainment: July, 2011

  • Less than a high school diploma: 15%
  • High school graduates, no college: 9.3%
  • Some college or associates degree: 8.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
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