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Public Relations Manager

Career Overview

Public relations (PR) is about managing reputation. A career in PR involves gaining understanding and support for clients, as well as trying to influence opinion and behavior. Use the search box to find videos made by Megan and Pam!

Education

A four-year bachelor’s degree in communication arts, journalism, marketing, public relations, or a related field is required to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's degree) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$41,000 /yr
$62,000 /yr
$96,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Graphic Arts
  • Marketing
Work Environment

Public relations and fundraising managers generally work in offices during regular business hours. However, many must travel to give speeches and meet with individuals who are important to their organization. Many work more than 40 hours per week.

Future Outlook

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

Schools
References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
PayScale, Inc.