Communications Specialists


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Communications Specialists

Communications Specialists - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Public relations workers usually work in large cities. These are where press services and other communications facilities are readily available. Many businesses and trade associations also have their headquarters in big cities. The largest consulting firms are based in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

Major employers:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Business and professional associations
  • Colleges and universities

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will grow faster than average. Online media requires quick response from public relations specialists. More specialists will also be needed to help companies manage their social media sites as they look for new ways to reach customers. Companies will become more involved in community outreach in order to enhance their reputation. This will create demand for public relations specialists.

Competition for jobs will be very strong.

Public Relations Specialists (CIS 100170)

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Illinois
9,032
Large
&
7.1%
5.8%
>>>>
959
High
  Champaign Area
232
Large
&
3.0%
7.0%
>>>>
24
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
111
Medium
&
2.7%
5.0%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Cook County
4,717
Large
&
7.4%
5.6%
>>>>
503
High
  Decatur Area
69
Large
&
4.3%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
298
Large
&
9.7%
9.7%
>>>>
33
High
  Du Page County
946
Large
&
7.1%
5.4%
>>>>
100
High
  Edwardsville Area
121
Large
&
5.0%
5.1%
>>>>
13
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
44
Medium
&
9.1%
7.0%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
74
Medium
&
5.4%
5.2%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Lake County
349
Large
&
6.3%
8.6%
>>>>
36
High
  McHenry County
72
Medium
&
6.9%
6.8%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
124
Large
&
4.8%
6.8%
>>>>
14
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
139
Large
&
5.0%
3.6%
>>>>
15
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
420
Large
&
8.6%
7.3%
>>>>
46
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
105
Large
&
7.6%
4.3%
>>>>
11
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
159
Large
&
6.3%
5.7%
>>>>
17
High
  Rockford Area
247
Large
&
6.1%
7.6%
>>>>
26
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
42
Medium
&
2.4%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
236
Large
&
4.7%
4.7%
>>>>
24
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
179
Large
&
6.1%
6.4%
>>>>
18
High
  Vermilion County
35
Medium
&
8.6%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
243
Large
&
8.6%
9.1%
>>>>
26
High
United States
274,600
Large
&
7.2%
3.7%
>>>>
27,100
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.