Humanities & Communication

Humanities & Communication program icon Programs and majors in Humanities & Communication can lead to careers in public relations, journalism, television, languages, human resources and public safety.

Do any of these things interest you?

  • Telling stories.
  • Learning new languages.
  • Helping people bridge cultural differences.
  • Meeting new people.

If so, take a look at careers in Humanities & Communication below.

Careers in Humanities & Communication
 

Public Relations Specialist

Similar Job Titles
Account Executive, Communications Director, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications Specialist, Media Relations Specialist, Public Affairs Specialist, Public Information Officer, Public Information Specialist, Public Relations Coordinator, Public Relations Specialist (PR Specialist)

Description
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

Public Relations Specialists typically: Respond to requests for information from the media or designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source.  Write press releases or other media communications to promote clients.  Establish or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer, employee, or public interest groups.  Plan or direct development or communication of programs to maintain favorable public or stockholder perceptions of an organization's accomplishments, agenda, or environmental responsibility. Green Task Statement Study the objectives, promotional policies, or needs of organizations to develop public relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, products, or services.

Hourly

$28.51

Regional

Salary

$59,300

Regional

 

Current Employment

1,260

Regional

 

Job Growth

11%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,260 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 11%.

Visit the Communication Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Public Relations Specialist 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Event Planner

Similar Job Titles
Catering Director, Conference Planner, Conference Planning Manager, Conference Services Director, Conference Services Manager, Convention Services Director, Convention Services Manager (CSM), Event Coordinator, Events Manager, Special Events Coordinator

Description
Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Event Planners typically:  Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.  Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.  Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.  Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.  Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.

Hourly

$23.22

Regional

Salary

$48,290

Regional

Current Employment

1,210

Regional

Job Growth

15%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,210 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 15%.

Visit the Communication Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as an Event Planner 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Human Resources Specialist

Similar Job Titles
Corporate Recruiter, Employment Coordinator, Employment Representative, Employment Specialist, Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources HR Generalist, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Personnel Coordinator, Recruiter, Technical Recruiter

Description
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

Human Resources Specialists typically: Prepare or maintain employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.  Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.  Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.  Inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions, or promotion opportunities.  Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.

Hourly

$29.01

Regional

Salary

$60,350

Regional

Current Employment

3,420

Regional

Job Growth

11%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 3,420 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 11%.

Visit the Communication Program webpage 

Learn more about a career as a Human Resources Specialist   

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Television Producer

Similar Job Titles
Animation Producer, Associate Producer, Executive Producer, News Producer, Newscast Producer, Producer, Promotions Producer, Radio Producer, Television News Producer, Television Producer (TV Producer)

Description
Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

Television Producers typically: Write and edit news stories from information collected by reporters and other sources.  Coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.  Research production topics using the internet, video archives, and other informational sources.  Review film, recordings, or rehearsals to ensure conformance to production and broadcast standards. Monitor postproduction processes to ensure accurate completion of details.

Hourly

$34.43

Regional

Salary

$71,620

Regional

Current Employment

1,120

Regional

Job Growth

12%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 1,120 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 12%.

Visit the Journalism & Media Studies Program webpage  

Learn more about a career as a Television Producer 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Writer

Similar Job Titles
Account Executive, Advertising Associate, Advertising Copy Writer, Advertising Writer, Communications Specialist, Copy Writer, Copywriter, Freelance Copywriter, Production Director, Web Content Writer

Description
Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.

Writers typically: Write to customers in their terms and on their level so that the advertiser's sales message is more readily received.  Discuss with the client the product, advertising themes and methods, and any changes that should be made in advertising copy.  Write advertising copy for use by publication, broadcast, or internet media to promote the sale of goods and services.  Present drafts and ideas to clients.  Vary language and tone of messages based on product and medium.

Hourly

$29.72

Regional

Salary

$61,820

Regional

Current Employment

570

Regional

Job Growth

5%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 570 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 5%.

Visit the Creative Writing Program webpage  

Learn more about a career as a Writer 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Sign Language Interpreter / Language Translator

Similar Job Titles
Court Interpreter, Deaf Interpreter, Educational Interpreter, Interpreter, Medical Interpreter, Paraprofessional Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter, Spanish Interpreter, Technical Translator, Translator

Description
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

Sign Language Interpreters typically: Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.  Translate messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.  Listen to speakers' statements to determine meanings and to prepare translations, using electronic listening systems as necessary.  Compile terminology and information to be used in translations, including technical terms such as those for legal or medical material.  Read written materials, such as legal documents, scientific works, or news reports, and rewrite material into specified languages.

Hourly

$22.69

Regional

Salary

$47,190

Regional

Current Employment

68,200

National

Job Growth

18%

National


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 68,200 people in the United States. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in the United Stated is expected to increase by 18%.

Visit the Deaf Studies Program webpage  

Learn more about a career as a Sign Language Interpreter

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Speech-Language Pathologist

Similar Job Titles
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, Communication Specialist, Educational Speech-Language Clinician, Speech and Language Clinician, Speech and Language Specialist, Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped

Description
Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

Speech-Language Pathologists typically: Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.  Develop or implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders, or inappropriate pitch or harsh voice problems, based on own assessments and recommendations of physicians, psychologists, or social workers.  Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.  Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients' progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.  Evaluate hearing or speech and language test results, barium swallow results, or medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, or swallowing disorders. 

Hourly

$36.83

Regional

Salary

$76,610

Regional

Current Employment

670

Regional

Job Growth

17%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 670 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 17%.

Visit the Deaf Studies Program webpage   

Learn more about a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Homeland Security Special Agents

Similar Job Titles
Agent, Criminal Investigator, Detective, Detective Sergeant, FBI Special Agent (Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent), Investigator, Master Police Detective, Narcotics Detective, Police Detective, Special Agent

Description
Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

Homeland Security Special Agents typically:  Prepare reports that detail investigation findings.  Obtain and verify evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses or by analyzing records.  Identify case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations.  Investigate organized crime, public corruption, financial crime, copyright infringement, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and other violations of federal or state statutes.  Record evidence and documents, using equipment such as cameras and photocopy machines.

Hourly

$38.45

Regional

Salary

$79,970

Regional

Current Employment

960

Regional

Job Growth

8%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 960 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 8%.

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Learn more about a career as a Homeland Security Special Agents 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Law Firm Paralegal

Similar Job Titles
Certified Paralegal, Corporate Law Assistant, Law Associate, Legal Analyst, Legal Assistant, Litigation Paralegal, Paralegal, Paralegal Assistant, Paralegal Specialist, Real Estate Paralegal

Description
Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

Law Firm Paralegals typically: Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.  Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.  Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.  Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.  Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.

Hourly

$24.24

Regional

Salary

$50,410

Regional

Current Employment

2,010

Regional

Job Growth

15%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 2,010 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 15%.

Visit the Philosophy Program webpage   

Learn more about a career as a Law Firm Paralegal 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.

 

Police Officer

Similar Job Titles
Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent (ALE Agent), Law Enforcement Officer, Officer, Patrol Officer, Peace Officer, Police Officer, Police Patrol Officer, Public Safety Officer, State Trooper, Uniform Patrol Police Officer

Description
Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

Police Officers typically: Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.  Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.  Monitor traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.  Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.  Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.

Hourly

$29.35

Regional

Salary

$61,050

Regional

Current Employment

10,090

Regional

Job Growth

7%

Regional


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections

Projections: This occupation currently employs 10,090 people in the state. In the next ten years, employment for this occupation in Nevada is expected to increase by 7%.

Visit the Latin American & Latina/o Studies Program webpage     

Learn more about a career as a Police Officer 

Wage Disclaimer: Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. Required education level for indicated wage and employment trends available from O*NET OnLine.


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Degrees & Certificates in This Area of Study

 

Communication (Associate of Arts)

Creative Writing (Associate of Arts)

Deaf Studies (Associate of Applied Science)

Deaf Studies: American Sign Language/English Interpreting (Bachelor of Applied Science)

Deaf Studies: Interpreter Preparation (Associate of Applied Science)

English (Associate of Arts)

Journalism/Media Studies: Advertising/Public Relations (Associate of Arts)

Journalism/Media Studies: News Production (Associate of Arts)

Latin American and Latina/o Studies (Associate of Arts)

Philosophy (Associate of Arts)

World Languages (Associate of Arts)

NOTE: Associate of Arts, Business, and Science degrees are intended for transfer to another NSHE institution. Associate of Applied Science degrees are for a specific occupation, intended to respond to the needs of the workforce and may transfer to a NSHE institution offering a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.