Business and Communications Careers
Spencer Platt/GettyCommunications majors tend to master skills — like how to effectively craft an argument, speak publicly, write clearly, and synthesize information — that are attractive to employers.
To determine just how valuable they are, we turned to PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database.
PayScale found the highest-paying jobs for communications majors by first identifying the most common jobs for those with a bachelor's degree (and nothing more) who work full-time in the US. They then ranked those jobs by "Experienced Median Pay, " which is the median compensation — including base salary, bonuses, commissions, overtime, and profit sharing (but not equity) — for those in any given profession with a "typical amount of experience."
Medical device sales representatives topped the list, earning an impressive $112, 000 a year. Recruiting directors claimed the No. 2 spot, with an experienced median pay of $108, 000.
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