Careers in Communications & Media

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1 Volume
300 Pages
44 Essays
Subject Index
Name Index
65+ Sidebars
Occupational Index

60+ Photos and Graphs
List of Nobel Prizes in Communications & Media
List of Potential Employers
List of Schools for Obtaining Degrees
List of STEM Undergraduate Majors
Occupational Resources on the Web

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Careers in Communications & Media
It is estimated that the United States will have over 1 million job openings in STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields and occupations by 2018. 

Careers in Communications & Media comprises twenty-five lengthy chapters on a broad range of branches and divisions with these industry segments, including traditional and long-established fields such as Advertising Director and Journalist, as well as in-demand and cutting-edge fields such as Software Developer, Web Developer and Animator. This excellent reference also presents possible career paths and occupations within high-growth and emerging fields in these industries.

Careers in Communications & Media is enhanced with numerous charts and tables, including projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and median annual salaries or wages for those occupation profiles. Each chapter also notes those skills that can be applied across broad occupation categories. Interesting enhancements, like Fun Facts, Famous Firsts and dozens of photos, add depth to the discussion. A highlight of each chapter is Conversation With- a two-page interview with a professional working in a related job. The respondents share their personal career paths, detail potential for career advancement, offer advice for students, and include a “try this” for those interested in embarking on a career in their profession. 

Each chapter begins with a snapshot for the occupation that includes career clusters, interests, earnings and an employment outlook. This is followed by these major categories:

  1. Overview includes detailed discussions on: Sphere of Work; Work Environment; Occupation Interests; A Day in the Life. Also included here is a profile that outlines working conditions, educational needs, and physical abilities. You will also find the occupations’ Holland Interest Score, which matches up character and personal traits with specific jobs.
  2. Occupational Specialties lists specific jobs that are relevant in some way, like advertising managers, marketing managers, and promotion managers with detailed comparisons. This section also includes a list of Duties and Responsibilities.
  3. Work Environment details the physical, human and technological environment of the occupation profiled.
  4. Education, Training and Advancement outlines how to prepare for this occupation while in high school, and what college courses to take, including licenses and certifications needed. A section is devoted to the Adult Job Seeker, and there is a list of skills and abilities needed to succeed in the job profiled.
  5. offers specific salary ranges, and includes a chart of metropolitan areas that have the highest concentration of the profession.
  6. Employment and Outlook discusses employment trends, and projects growth to 2020. This section also lists related occupations.
  7. Selected Schools lists those prominent learning institutions that offer specific courses in the profiles’ occupations.
  8. More information includes associations that the reader can contact for more information.


Contemporary Biographies in Communications & Media
A supplement our new Careers series, Contemporary Biographies in Communications & Media contains 31 profiles of "living leaders" in the field of communications. Individuals profiled include Sari Baldauf, Tyler Brule, James Burrows, Caria Cico, Grace Coddington, Seth MacFarlane and Jean-Marie Messier.