Careers

According to The Princeton Review, Communication is among the top 10 most popular college majors. Because the acquired skills can be applied to a variety of careers, many students are drawn to the degree's versatility. Data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows that the average salary for Communication majors increased by over 10% from 2013 to 2014.

Earning a degree in Communication will equip students with the soft skills employers strongly value. Time, Forbes, and CNBC report that these skills are in high demand and actively sought after. Specifically, NACE recently found that verbal communication is the top skill rated by employers.

According to Business Insider, a Communication major can also lead to many high-paying jobs. One specific area that is experiencing healthy job growth is public relations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports steady demand for public relations specialists who can help improve an organization's relationships with customers, investors, and the general public.

Visit the National Communication Association's website for more information on the advantages that can be gained by studying Communication.

For more information about this field's current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.