Communication Studies

What is Communication Studies? Related Career Titles
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Communication Studies vs Film Studies
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What is Communication Studies?

The best jobs in the new information society- in virtually every industry- will be filled by workers who can READ, WRITE, COMPUTE, COMMUNICATE, and THINK.

Communication studies is the academic discipline which studies communication; subdisciplines include theories of communication, group communication, information theory, intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, marketing, organizational communication, propaganda, public affairs, public relations, speech communications, and telecommunications.

Related Career Titles

BUSINESS and INDUSTRY CAREER TITLES:

Account Executive Hospitality Manger Paralegal
Advertising Manager Hotel Manager Personnel Specialist
Association Administrator Human Resources Adm. Presenter
Bank Officer Industrial & Labor Relations Specialist Print Production Coordinator
Claims Adjuster/Examiner Insurance Agent/Broker Promotions Manager
Consumer Affairs Specialist Lawyer Public Information Officer
Corporate Communications Director Legal Assistant Public Relations Specialist
Credit Manager Management Analyst Real Estate Agent/Broker
Customer Service Representative Manager/Administrator Recreation/Attractions Manager
Events Planner Market Research Analyst Recruiter
Fashion Merchandiser Media Manage Research Worker
Training & Development Specialist Stockbroker Service Representative
Travel Agent Technical Writer Special Events Coordinator
Restaurant Manager Telemarketing Specialist Speech Writer
Sales Representative Retail Manager

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COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA CAREER TITLES:

Actor Government Relations Photojournalist
Advertising Account Executive Graphic Artist Producer- TV, Film, Theatre
Advertising Copywriter Greeting Card Writer Production Assistant
Broadcast Advertising Sales Lighting Technician Proofreader
Communications Lawyer Market Research Public Information Officer
Contestant/Guest Coord. Media Buyer Public Relations Assistant
Copywriter Media Manager Publisher
Director- Film, Video, Theatre Narrator Radio/TV Announcer
Editorial Assistant News Writer/Editor Reporter/Journalist
Electronic Publications Photographer Sales Representative
Script Writer Telemarketer TV News Anchor
Sports Promoter Traffic Manager Video Programmer
Sportscaster TV Engineer Writer/Author
Technical Writer

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GOVERNMENT & SOCIAL SERVICES CAREER TITLES:

Campaign Manager Government Advisor Minister/Priest/Rabbi
Community Action Director Health Services Admin. Museum Director
Consumer Advocate Human Resources Mgr Negotiator
Counselor Interviewer Planning Director
Development Officer Lawyer Political Aide
Documentarian Legislative Aide Probation & Parole Officer
Elected Official Lobbyist PSA Director
Foreign Service Officer Media Specialist Public Administrator
Recreation Coordinator Speech Writer Youth Worker
Social Services Administrator Television Censor Reader
Social Worker Translator

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EDUCATION CAREER TITLES:

Administrator Educational Tester Public Relations Officer
Audio/Visual Specialist Guidance Counselor Recruiter
Camp Counselor Teacher Special Events Coordinator
Development Officer Mediator Educational Consultant
Student Services Specialist Speech Pathologist Spokesperson for Education
  Instructional Program Designer

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Related Major Skills:

Create powerful images with sight, sound, motion & words Write press releases, scripts, or other promotional materials
Ability to write clearly Effective speaking
Present specific viewpoints Influential/persuasion skills
Synthesizing information Interpretation skills
Reporting and editing skills Create entertaining and persuasive
messages
Demonstrate creativity and artistic expression Define hypotheses
Evaluate ideas and presentation Gather information and data
Compare and contrast evidence Evaluate information and sources
Critical thinking skills Develop market research
Measure media effects Planning and managing skills
Work with deadlines Work independently
Attention to details Work in teams / small groups
Identify and manage different needs of individuals, groups, etc. Understand institutional and cultural values

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Screen Gems Studios

New York Film Production Resource Locator

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Talent Zoo

Media Week

General

Team Work Sports Team Jobs

Professional Association Links

Association for women in communications homepage

Society for Technical Communication

Wilmington Film Commission

Southern States Communication Association

Public Relations Society of America

Speech Communication Association - Undergraduate Student Organizations

International Communication Association

Institute for Global Communications

American Journalism Historians Association

Association of American Publishers

Association of Directory of Publishers

Educational Paperback Association

International Publishers Association

Magazine Publishers of America

National Newspaper Publishing Association

City and Regional Magazine Publishers

American Advertising Federation 

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