Career Details

Marketing Director

Career Overview

A marketing director is in charge of all marketing and public relations related to an organization. Sabrina, the marketing director featured in the video, works for a university.


A master’s degree in marketing, communication arts, public relations, or a related field may be required to obtain this position. A master's degree typically takes two-three years to earn after earning a four-year bachelor's degree.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$44,000 /yr
$82,000 /yr
$150,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Graphic Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

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Work Environment

A marketing director can work for a variety of businesses.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

PayScale, Inc.