According to the profile of the profession, “The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects public relations specialists employment growth of 22.5 percent between 2010 and 2020. During that time period, an additional 58,200 jobs will need to be filled.” The median annual wage is listed at $52,090.
The article does point out that there are some stresses associated with the job, which we’ve written about here and here. But the prospects for the job — the article points out the wide range of industries one can work in (from politics to tech), the content creating, and social media work involved — make it look enticing on paper. PR Specialist is actually ranked number one for creative service jobs ahead of architect and artist/designer.
Also on this list of best jobs is event planner, which comes in at number one for the best jobs in business.
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