PR Careers Rank Higher Than Other Communication Professions


Readers of this blog might say “duh” when they see the ranking of career choices published this week by online job site  Bottom line:  PR tops other communication disciplines such as advertising and journalism in the listing of top 200 jobs. 

In the communications field, PR ranked 79th, newscaster came in 95th, advertising account executive was 105th, and newspaper reporter, 184.  Beginning with Department of Labor data, CareerCast developed its own algorithm that measured physical and emotional risk and stress along with outlook and salary. 

While advertising and PR were close in the rankings, PR won on both salary and job outlook.  Salary for PR Execs is listed as high as the top job (actuary) at $89,000.  No surprise that newspaper journalist came in at one of the lowest salary levels ($36,000), plus hiring prospects are listed as “very poor.” 

The Top 10 professions are:

  1. Actuary
  2. Software Engineer
  3. Computer Systems Analyst
  4. Biologist
  5. Historian
  6. Mathematician
  7. Paralegal Assistant
  8. Statistician
  9. Accountant
  10. Dental Hygienist

By the way, oil and pipeline roustabouts were ranked lowest due to low pay, long hours, and extreme exertion and bodily risk.  Click here to see the Top 200 Jobs. 

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