TVNewser AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

‘U.S. News’: PR Specialist One of the Best Careers for 2011

U.S. News and World Report has placed PR specialist among the top 50 careers of 2011. The publication says the industry is expected to add 66,000 jobs, or grow by 24 percent, between 2008 and 2018. Media annual earnings are reported at $51, 960, with the top 10 percent making about $96,000 (This figure seems a little low?).

The article also discusses the flexibility of a PR and PRSA 2010 chair and CEO Gary McCormick gives advice for building a PR career and the impact of social media.

Much like the Money/Payscale.com report that placed PR director at number 84 of the top 100 jobs in America, U.S. News says the the downside is the stress.

Other jobs on the list are accountant, dental hygienist, multimedia artist, and meteorologist.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register before July 31 and get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!