Career Growth and Resources | School of Journalism & Mass Communication | Kent State University

Career Growth and Resources

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that careers in media and communication will continue to grow through 2026, due to due to the demand for creating, editing, translating and disseminating information through a variety of platforms.

Wherever compelling storytelling matters, you’ll find journalism and communication 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.

Projected Growth

JMC majors can prepare students well to enter these areas of higher-than-average projected growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Managers: 10% growth
  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators: 13% growth
  • Technical Writers: 11% growth
  • Market Research Analysts: 23% growth
  • Producers and Directors: 12% growth

Career Connections

The Kent State College of Communication and Information (CCI) hosts an exclusive media and communications job fair each spring. At CareerExpo, JMC students can meet – and potentially interview for open internships and jobs – with 50+ employers who come to campus. CCI hosts a series of resume and interview workshops leading up to the CareerExpo. 

Learn more about CareerExpo and other resources within CCI.

CareerExpo CCI Resources