Careers in Communication

Find Opportunities and Define Your Career Path

Our program is devoted to providing you with greater opportunities and more clearly defined career paths that reflect the communication landscape and address current market and disciplinary trends.

Our program is more than just five separate majors in the field of communication. It's an interwoven mix of courses and experiences that involves you in your specific area of interest while giving you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of communication.

You can prepare for a career in television by becoming a producer, director, editor or copywriter for PSTV, our student-operated television station. Or, you can prepare for a career in radio by getting involved in WQKE or WARP as on-air talent, as an engineer behind-the-boards, or even as a part of management. You even get pre-professional experiences from classes in radio production, documentary production, and research, often working with real, client-based projects.

Career Choices

What careers could be in your future? Graduates of our program are pursuing a variety of professional careers including the following:

Audio & Radio Digital Media
  • Audio engineer.
  • Concert tour manager.
  • Radio board operator.
  • Radio personality.
  • Radio production director.
  • Radio programming director.
  • Radio sales account executive.
  • Recording studio engineer.
  • TV audio board operator.
  • Advertising coordinator.
  • Animator.
  • Graphic designer.
  • Internet content coordinator.
  • Media planner.
  • Technical director.
  • Theater tech director.
  • TV graphics specialist.
  • Web editor.
TV & Broadcasting Law & Government
  • Freelance producer.
  • Graphics designer.
  • Master control operator.
  • News reporter/anchor.
  • On-air meteorologist.
  • Sports anchor.
  • Studio manager.
  • TV Director.
  • TV Producer.
  • Attorney.
  • City council representative.
  • NY State trooper.
  • Press secretary.
As well as:  
  • Financial advisor.
  • Human resource manager.
  • Motivational speaker.
  • Novelist.
  • Professor.
  • School counselor.
  • Software development manager.
  • Talent agent.
  • USAF pilot.
 

What Other Types of Careers Exist in the Field of Communication?

Find some of the answers to these questions courtesy of the National Communication Association at the following web site:
http://www.wwu.edu/depts/communication/career_info.shtml.

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.

 

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about communication studies programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, or to arrange a campus visit, please contact

Shakuntala Rao, Chairperson
Office: Yokum Hall 202D
Phone: (518) 564-4291
Email: Shakuntala.Rao@plattsburgh.edu 

Department of Communication Studies
SUNY Plattsburgh
Yokum Hall 103B
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681