Many years ago, I remember being at the grocery store and my little brother decided it would be fun to knock a jar of grape jelly onto the hard tile floor. Much to his shock, it broke and created a sticky situation, one my mother quickly gave her attention to. Instead of having one of the store employees clean it up, my mom got down and properly cleaned up my little brother’s mess. In a sense, this describes a public relations manager; someone who can properly clean up a “mess” of sorts. However, that’s not all you can expect when you start your public relations career, in fact, there is so much more to public relations than what meets the eye.
If you, like my mom, are good at fixing problems, saving face, and creating a hospitable environment, then maybe earning a master’s in public relations is the perfect degree for you. We are going to spend the next few minutes looking at four benefits of earning a PR degree.
The Variety of Roles
One of the coolest qualities of working in PR is the different jobs you get to do on a daily basis. You will find yourself doing things like marketing, crisis management (like my mom), media relations and more! Each day is a new adventure, one where you are always on the go.
The salary that comes with a master’s in public relations should be celebrated in itself. According to BLS.gov, the average salary for a public relations manager is almost $115,000 per year. If you add a great salary, alongside the 8% projected growth over the next 10 years, there is plenty to be excited about when entering this career field.
A Reliable Career
With business growing at a faster rate than ever before, there is a growing need for professionals who can help keep the growth going. Working in PR is the perfect way to help keep businesses alive as well as creating an ethical work environment. One way to establish positive trends is to incorporate a diverse staff group. By keeping your PR department diverse and always bringing in new ideas, you will find yourself being able to lead the company you work for, in the right direction.
Lastly, we are going to look at a group of like-minded professionals, who together form the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). This society of men and women who work in public relations offer a community of support, advice, and education for those considering a career in public relations or who are needing fresh new ideas in their own area of PR.
There are many more reasons why earning your master’s in public relations is beneficial, then the four that were mentioned here. If you like to solve problems, lend a helping hand, and offer sound advice, then public relations is the career for you. Start the process today and watch your future career dreams come to life.