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Journalism!

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Journalism is a very complex career… You have to be able to write, communicate, and research. Journalists have to conduct interviews, write on a deadline, fact-check information given to you by your sources, build contacts, and much more!

There are many different types of journalism paths you can pursue. Print, broadcast, and sports journalism, along with photojournalism. Many journalists need to be educated in photography, film, and writing, because the internet has evolved this industry into a multimedia trade.

Journalists need to be well-versed in social media practices because news is more prevalent and most viewed online with twitter and news sites. They also need to be unbiased (although there are some who break this rule) because their stories are going out to the world, which is made up of countless viewpoints and cultures.

If you love to write, this may be the career for you. It is a fast-paced environment and no two days are the same. Stories and headlines change every day!

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Salaries… important to consider!

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I am a firm believer in doing what makes you happiest, no matter the kind of money (or lack thereof) you make. It is important, however, to be informed on the salaries and benefits you can receive from prospective careers.

For now, I will point out the salaries of the careers I have already written about. Of course, these vary by city, degree level, and each specific work place. Here goes!

Public Relations specialist: $53,000 on average. This incredibly when comparing it to the average, $40,000 that it was in 2004. It has steadily increased since then, so it looks like this career is prospering, to say the least!

Paralegals: $58,000 on average. There are many different options within this career which have varying salaries, like paralegal managers who can make up to $85,000, while entry-level paralegals make around $48,000. So if you work your way up, it is well worth it!

English teacher: $53,000 on average. This is with the obvious benefit of vacation time, healthcare, and much more!

Publishers: As we discussed in this post, there are many different areas within publishing, and therefore, many different salaries!

Entry-level:                                                       10+ years:

  • Editorial: $30,100                                           Editorial: $71,000
  • Sales/Marketing: $$34,000                          Sales/Marketing: $93,125
  • Management: $62,500                                   Management: $149,000
  • Operations: $40,350                                       Operations: $65,000

So, if you have the passion for publishing, it will pay off in the end… literally!

Editors: $53,000 on average. Some in New York, however, can make over $100,000!

Marketing coordinator: $50,000 on average. Benefits include, 401K, time off, disability, healthcare, pension, and social security!

Librarian: $58,000 on average (with a master’s degree). This has actually increased 2-3% since 2009! In bigger libraries like Harvard Library or New York Public Library can be over $300,000!

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