Report: Job market for PR grads better than it was a year ago

But salaries remain stagnant.

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According to an annual study from the University of Georgia, 2011 graduates in this field were “more likely to report having a job upon graduation, more likely to report having a full-time job, and more likely to be working in communication than were graduates a year earlier.”

Women reported higher rates of employment than men—a consistent trend year over year, according to the study’s authors. But in 2011, the difference was more pronounced, because “women are more likely to specialize in advertising and public relations than are men.”

The job market among PR and advertising grads is better than those who tend toward journalism, the study said. According to the authors:

“Graduates who had concentrated in public relations reported a comparable level of full-time employment to those in advertising, but for the public relations students, the market in 2011 was better than a year earlier. As in the past, it was better to be an advertising or public relations graduate in 2011 than a graduate in print journalism or telecommunications.”

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