What is Public Relations?

PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) describes Public Relations as "a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics."

Public Relations is heavily involved with communication. It is essential to communicate your ideas and goals effectively, but listening is just as important if not more!

So what can you do with a Public Relations degree?

You can do many things with a Public Relations degree! Some go on to be journalists while others specify in marketing. There are many other options like event planning, and becoming a lobbyist.

According to some Public Relations jobs with their salaries are:

Account executive - $48,984

Marketing assistant - $35,163

Event coordinator - $38,491

Public relations specialist - $45,270

Marketing coordinator - $40,528

Marketing manager - $61,253

Public relations manager - $61,193

Not bad for a four year degree!

What do the future prospects look like?

What does the Public Relations job outlook look like?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

The number of jobs for public relations (PR) specialists was predicted to grow 6% between 2014 and 2024.

During this time, employment is expected to increase by 7% for public relations managers and fundraising managers.

The increased use of social media is expected to improve job prospects for PR specialists.

PR managers with experience working at companies with significant media exposure may have the best competitive advantage, while fundraising managers with a master's degree in philanthropic studies may have the best opportunities for employment

So come on and join us!

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