Jul 28, 2022 - Economy

Communications, media jobs projected to grow over next decade

Percentage change in media and communications job postings on Indeed since Feb. 1, 2020
Data: Indeed; Chart: Simran Parwani/Axios

No role is totally safe in a strained economy, but it seems like the communications field is healthy, all things considered.

Why it matters: Employment in media and communications is projected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations — an estimated 14% — over the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

State of play: Executives continue to lean on communicators for strategic guidance on subjects like return-to-work, rapid response to social issues and internal transformations.

  • In-house and agency communicators thrive in uncertain times, says Pepper Binner, president and founder of PLBSearch, an executive search firm that specializes in filling communication roles.
  • Plus, “compensation has definitely risen in reaction to the strong demand for communications talent.”

Yes, but: Job postings for media and communication roles are currently 42% higher than they were pre-pandemic, but down from their peak of 64% in May, according to an Indeed Hiring Lab spokesperson.

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