Harper College

Careers in Speech Communication

A career in speech communication offers a chance to debate, perform, persuade and teach.

You may work in advertising firms, corporate settings, government, media organizations, nonprofits, professional associations and schools. Positions include broadcast announcers, communications teachers, public relations specialists, sales/marketing representatives, speech writers, working in corporate offices, production studios or stages.

You may update and maintain content, interpreting, translating, plan, review, and revise content for publication. You may direct the creation of materials that will enhance the public image of their employer or client. This field also includes those who motivate and entertain through speeches.

A career in speech communication offers the opportunity to use debate skills to analyze current events and to persuade others of a point of view through performance. One could also debate solutions to social problems with classmates or community members.

As a speech communication professional, you could have the opportunity to present music, news and sports or interview guests on media such as radio and television. You could also create and maintain a positive public image for the clients they represent.

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Last Updated: 4/8/24