What Can You Do With a Major in Public Relations?

Public relations major careers and jobs

You’ve developed your skills. You’ve honed your craft. You’ve made the contacts. Now what can you do with a major in public relations? You'll be well-prepared for any of the following career paths:

  • Marketing coordinator
  • Copywriter
  • Fundraiser
  • Direct marketing spokesperson
  • Media buyer
  • Investor relations
  • Account executive
  • Public information officer
  • Employee relations
  • Production coordinator
  • Media planner
  • Special events coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Counselor
  • Marketing manager
  • Art director
  • Media relations
  • Marketing communication
  • Freelance writer
  • Strategic planner
  • Multicultural relations
  • Government affairs
  • Sales representative

Jobs for public relations majors

Public relations majors are in demand. Jobs for public relations specialists are expected to grow by 24 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Marquette graduates typically work for public relations firms or for the public relations departments of Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, the government, hospitals and universities.

Recent employers of Marquette's public relations majors include:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Edelman Public Relations
  • Oglivy PR
  • Golan Harris
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Laughlin Constable
  • Cramer-Krasselt
  • Offices of state and federal legislators

Additional resources for careers in public relations.