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Future Careers

Where can a JMC degree take you?

TV studios and movie sets. Newsrooms and board rooms. Red carpets and runways. Multinational corporations and nonprofit agencies. Sports arenas and sports marketing agencies. The White House Press Corps and the halls of Congress.

Wherever compelling storytelling matters, you’ll find journalism and communication graduates graduates at work. Wherever critical thinking and solid reporting make a difference, you’ll find JMC graduates excelling. And wherever multimedia platforms are used to inform, engage and persuade, you’ll find growing demand for the skills and experiences made possible by a JMC degree.

JMC graduates work across the nation and across the globe. Whether anchoring the news for CNN, leading communications for the Cleveland Cavaliers, producing TV shows like CSI-Miami or working for an ad firm in Australia, our graduates are communication industry leaders.

Kent State University’s students are ready to work because they gain real-life experience through high-impact, high-caliber internships. Our close proximity to Cleveland, Akron and Pittsburgh allows our students access to metropolitan news and media operations, corporations and nonprofit organizations. Our students also intern well beyond Ohio, in major media markets like Los Angeles and New York.

What are your journalism and communication career options? Pick your destination. We’ll help you get there.

Will there be jobs in my field in the future?

Yes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth in these communication careers between 2010 and 2020:

  • Reporters, correspondents and broadcast news analysts: expected growth of 14%, as fast as the average for all occupations
  • Public relations: expected growth of 23%, well ahead of the average growth for all occupations
  • Advertising: expected growth of 14%
  • Photographers: expected growth of 13%
  • Technical writers: expected growth of 17%
  • Producers/directors: expected growth of 11%