Media and Communication

What can I do with my course in media and communication?

Careers in media and communication

There are many opportunities for you in media and communications. You could work as a journalist, media and communications adviser, public relations officer, marketing officer, writer, digital culture adviser, change manager, heritage officer or media analyst.

In order to keep up with consumer demands in the global media environment you will likely be required to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and be innovative. Competition for vacant roles is high so you should try to build as much work experience as possible. You could consider volunteer roles, entrepreneurship, freelancing or commencing your career in a regional area.

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Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in media and communication:

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • analytical and investigative skills
  • high level interpersonal skills
  • a strong work ethic
  • tenacity and energy
  • curiosity
  • an interest in people
  • creativity
  • problem solving

     Related roles include:

  • Editor
  • Photographer
  • Reporter
  • Digital media consultant
  • Writer
  • Media presenter
  • Social media specialist
  • Information technology officer
  • Marketer
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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for media and communication graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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