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Communication Careers

Employers seek to hire graduates with strong communication skills. Those who receive a degree in communication from the University of Minnesota, Crookston will know how to adapt to changing circumstances and marketplace realities.

With this degree, graduates will be eligible for jobs in almost any field. Enter the keyword "communication" at Internet job search sites, such as, and, to find job titles and descriptions.

The average salary range for positions within this major was between $51,470 - $108,260 yearly, depending on experience. For a list of detailed salary trends within this field, visit

Graduates often find or create jobs in all sectors of the economy and in multiple levels of organizations including a wide variety within each communication emphasis area:


  • Business writing
  • Editing
  • Freelance writing
  • Technical writing
  • Speech writing

Organizational Communication/Public Relations

  • Corporate communication
  • Public relations
  • Public affairs and information
  • Media relations

Communication Studies (depending on concentration area)

  • Management
  • Political campaign leaders and lobbyists
  • Health management
  • Marketing
  • Publications work
  • Sports information
  • Web site design 

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