Careers: Associate of Arts in Communication

Careers: Associate of Arts in Communication
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What can you do with an Associate Degree in Communication?

The associate degree in communication is an open access pathway to a bachelor’s degree in communication.

Potential job opportunities could include, but are not limited to: communications specialist, freelance writer, marketing coordinator, administrative assistant.

Employment opportunities for graduates

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment of media and communications occupations to grow 14 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 151,500 new jobs.

Demand for media and communication occupations is expected to arise from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms.

Professionals in communications follow a variety of career paths such as:

  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Journalism
  • Writing
Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys $41,750 -2%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $68,230 9%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $52,560 5-8%
Proofreaders and Copy Markers $45,410 -2%
Public Relations Specialists $67,440 5-8%
Writers and Authors $73,150 2-4%