What Can You Do with a Journalism Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with a Journalism Degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a Journalism Degree?

A journalist is an expert communicator, especially when it comes to mass communication, and especially when it comes to writing. This expertise makes journalism majors highly employable.

Journalism degree holders end up writing for large newspapers, local newspapers and publications, wire services, Internet publishers, magazines, and academic journals. They also go into technical writing, copywriting, and creative writing. Many of them freelance.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for news analysts, reporters, and correspondents will decline moderately over the next several years, and competition will continue to be keen for jobs with large newspapers, television stations, and magazines. Employment of writers and editors is expected to grow by about 8% from 2008 through 2018, which is an average growth rate. However, again, competition for these jobs will be keen.

A journalism degree doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to write for the rest of your life. This degree can also lead you into broadcasting, advertising, marketing, sales, public relations, photojournalism, and even teaching.

Careers you can get with a degree in journalism include:

  • Advertising Professional
  • Column Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Correspondent
  • Creative Writer
  • Editor
  • Freelance Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Internet Content Writer
  • Internet Journalist
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Professional
  • News Analyst
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Reporter
  • Sports Reporter
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Translator
  • Voice Talent Professional
  • Web Developer
  • Web Editor
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