Undertaking a Masters program is choice people make for varied reasons.
Some start the program because they wish to better their chances of being hired at a new job or advancing at their current position. Others simply enjoy the academic environment. Still others just want to, "put off life for a while longer" and better themselves while doing it.
You may fall into one of those categories, but have you thought of these reasons:
You'll make more money: The report titled "The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings" by the US Census Bureau, states that a Master's degree is worth, on average, $1.3 million over a person's lifetime. That's how much more a person with the degree will make than a person with a Bachelor's degree, or so says the report.
You'll live longer: According to a series of reports from the CDC, persons with a higher education degree, specifically a Masters or a Ph.D., can expect to live, on average 9 years longer than people with a high school education. It has to do with the type of work, knowledge of health and access to medical areas the degree provides.
You'll have better job security: According to the Department of Labor Statistics, people with a Master's degree have unemployment rates less than those with Bachelor degrees and better than half the rate of those with a high school education.
Other studies suggested that children of people with graduate degrees enjoy a better quality of life. People with graduate degrees enjoy a good life/work balance and finally, a study from the University of Chicago suggests that people with graduate degrees are simply more satisfied with their overall quality of life.
Maybe that has convinced you to undertake the degree. Good. So, what can you do with a Master of Organizational Communication?
For some specific answers, see our Graduates Past and Present page.
For a more generalized answer...
Many of our graduates continue on to gain a Ph.D. You could go that route.
Of course, a Master of Organizational Communication can help you greatly in what we like to refer to as the "real world."
Graduates can work in any business or communication related field in Broadcasting, Business, Public Relations, Technology, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Service, Retail or any area where groups interact with one another or a company needs to interact with the public.
Our professors were asked to create a list that would be representative of the positions our degree could prepare you for. Please note this list is in no way exhaustive, but we hope it will give you an idea of how strong the Master in Organizational Communication is and how well prepared you will be if you decide to enter the work force after receiving your diploma.
Community Relations Director
Corporate Public Affairs
Human Resources Manager
Human Rights Officer
Information Center Supervisor
Labor Relations Consultant
Media Relations Manager
Public Affairs Director
Public Information Officer
Public Opinion Researcher
Of course, you could also search Google Jobs, CareerBuilder, Monster or any other major job site with the keywords "Organizational Communication," "Communication," or any of the keywords above or the keywords from our Master's Courses page and see what comes up.