Telecommunications

Careers in Telecommunications

A major in telecommunications prepares you for a career in production, broadcast journalism, sales, or management within radio, television, film, or electronic media. After graduation from our program, you may work for production houses, TV studios, radio stations, corporate media departments, hospitals, or sales positions not necessarily related to media or produce multimedia projects in a corporate or educational setting.

The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to telecommunications majors.  Some will require additional education. For more information, visit the Career and Experiential Learning Resource Lab in Lucina 235.

Account Executive
Advertising Copywriter
Advertising Executive
Announcer
Arbitrator 
Broadcast Technician
Camera Operator
Columnist
Commentator
Copy Editor
Corporate Trainer
Critic
Disc or Video Jockey
Editor
Electronic Publication Specialist
Event Coordinator
Film Director
Fundraiser
Hospitality Manager
Human Resource Administrator
Investigative Reporter
Journalist/Reporter
Market Research Specialist
Market Researcher
Master Control Operator
Media Buyer 
Multimedia Specialist
News Writer
On-Air Personality
Personnel Recruiter
Photographer
Photojournalist
Producer
Promotion Specialist
Proofreader
Public Information Officer
Public Relations Director
Public Relations Specialist
Publisher
Radio/TV Newscaster
Regional Training Coordinator
Reporter/Fill Anchor
Research Analyst
Sales Representative
Script Writer
Sports Anchor
Station Programmer
Technical Writer
Television Director
Tour Guide 
TV Engineer
TV News Anchor

Additional Web Resources for Career Information:

Career Links for Ball State Majors (see telecommunications)
Ball State's Career Center's Great Links to Explore
America's Career InfoNet
Employment Outlook
IndianaINTERNnet 
Indiana Broadcasters Association
Internships.com
Internships USA.com
Monster.com Major-to-Career Converter
O*NET
U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook
Salary Wizard
Volunteer Match

Department of Telecommunications
Ball Communication Building (BC) 201
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1480
Fax: 765-285-9278
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