Skills That Are in Demand

In an increasingly digital, social, and mobile marketplace, professionals with high-level communication skills are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following areas will experience above-average growth in the decade ending in 2020:*

  • Public relations (+23%)
  • Advertising, promotions, and marketing management (+14%)
  • Technical writing (+17%)

A Versatile and Relevant Degree

Earning an MS in Communication from Walden can prepare you to advance your career in a variety of challenging and rewarding fields, including:

  • Corporate communications
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Media management
  • Nonprofit communication management
  • Employee relations
  • Copywriting
  • Editing/reporting
  • Social media
  • Training development
  • Lobbying
  • Speechwriting
  • Organizational development

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers,” on the Internet at online March 12, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.


Lisa R. Hargett

Lisa Hargett

MBA Graduate
Looking back on my MBA program, it is impossible for me to not recognize the leaps and bounds of progress I have made both personally and professionally.
Walden provides a strong foundation that ensures you can do anything if you set your mind to it.
By pursuing my degree, I wanted to set an example for my kids. I wanted them to see that all things can be accomplished with support from family and friends, and through determination.
Lisa Minnihan BSBA Graduate / MBA Graduate
Lisa Minnihan
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