A bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication is mostly a three years undergraduate course. The main purpose of this course is to understand the ways to communicate your ideas to the audience. The course helps in choosing a job out of a range of opportunities available in the market. The course helps in acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge on various areas related to journalism and mass communication.

The sector offers lucrative salaries and a lot of traveling is also involved.

Due to the growing significance of media and communication sector, enormous job opportunities have come to the rescue of those who pursue a graduation course in these streams. Initially, the candidate can get to start with junior level jobs and then move to a high profile job after gaining expertise in their desired stream.

 One can explore jobs in private as well as government sectors:

  • Career in Private sector after completing Bachelor of Mass Communication

 If you are looking at good packages after completing your bachelors, you can try out in private sectors. They offer good remuneration with other facilities as well. Some of the areas in the Private sector that recruits graduates are Public Relations, Media law Ethics, Cinematography, Media Writing, Inter cultural Communication, etc.

  • Career in Government Sector after completing Bachelor of Mass Communication

There are various employment opportunities available for Bachelor of Mass Communication graduates BUT you have to go through various exams (conducted by UPSC, PSC and SSC) to grab a job in various departments in central and state govt. Some of the job profiles are News Analysts, Columnists, Editors, Proof Readers, Freelance Writers, Photo Journalist, etc.

Also, you can work in a variety of areas which include the following.

  • Media industry

  • Media law ethics

  • Media writing

Remuneration for fresher candidate will be much low when compared to an experienced one.

To start with, you can’t expect more than Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 10,000/- per month. However, as you will gain experience, the salary packages also become far better.

A candidate with an experience of more than 1 year can expect from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs, 25000/- per month on the basis of skills and performance.

Apart from the above, you can also explore job opportunities abroad where you can get good packages. A lot of new undertakings abroad recruit a lot of young talents in this field.

If you think that you have the zeal and confidence to be in Journalism or Mass Communication Industry, then do not miss on a chance to appear for the various under graduation entrance exams that are soon going to commence.

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Journalism as a Career

One thought on “Journalism as a Career

  • June 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I have done my 12th with Biology. I want to shine in journalism. Can you please guide me?


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