The article presents an update on career in speech communication. Research supports that communication skills are critically important for entry-level jobs and for career success. Graduates were asked to identify their first job and their present job in an effort to determine how people are able to use a Speech Communication degree to advance in their careers. The positions reported by our graduates are found throughout the workplace: educational institutions; businesses; trade associations; law firms; public relations firms; health organizations; media; religious institutions; government; entertainment; and financial institutions. Respondents were asked to identify what communication issues are the most pressing in the field today. Other respondents stressed the importance of the internship experience and how much they wished they had more real world exposure to work in the field before they entered the job market.
Wolvin, A. D. (1998). Careers in communication: An update. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 27(1), 71–73.