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Careers in Public Relations

You can take many different career paths after graduating with a PR degree, as the profession allows for many options. Here are some examples of jobs within the public relations field:

1. Event Planner
2. Publicist
3. Sports Agent
4. Freelance Writer/PR Practitioner
5. Practitioner for a Nonprofit Organization
6. Practitioner for a Company or Organization
7. Practitioner for an Public Relations Agency
8. Speech Writer
9. Consultant
10. Press Secretary
11. Spokesperson
12. Media Relations Manager
13. Wedding Planner

These are just a few examples of possible jobs. At Belmont, students study communications and marketing along with PR in order to get their degree. These skills translate to the working world because every organization needs public relations. Although PR can be found in nearly every field, other examples of possible career directions in public relations include politics, the medical field, music business, journalism, marketing and advertising.

Public relations also allows a practitioner to advance and grow in the field. After finding the entry-level job out of college, PR practitioners get ahead quickly and have many opportunities within their organization. In many organizations and agencies, there is room to grow from a PR technician to a manager, director or executive.