Communications Teachers

Communications Teachers

Career outlook for

Communications Teachers

What's it like?

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Working conditions


  1. Grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers.
  2. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  3. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  4. Prepare course materials, homework assignments, and handouts.
  5. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public speaking, media criticism, and oral traditions.
  6. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  7. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  8. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  9. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  10. Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
  11. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  12. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  13. Keep abreast of developments and technological advances in the communication field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  14. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  15. Participate in campus and community events.
  16. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  17. Act as advisers to student organizations.
  18. Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
  19. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  20. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Instructing
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Persuasion
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring 
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Time Management
  • Coordination
  • System Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Coordination
  • System Evaluation
  • Negotiation


Journalism, Press and Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Publishing.

Average Salary​

9760/ Month

Career Pathway

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