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Graduates of public relations courses may work in public relations, marketing or advertising, and may perform day-to-day-tasks including:
After completing a public relations course, you’ll be qualified to seek employment as a:
You’ll thrive working in public relations if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts strong growth in job opportunities for public relations professionals over the next decade, predicting the profession will grow to employ approximately 7,000 more people by 2020.
Job Outlook describes the profession as large, and it currently employs approximately 125,900 people. Job Outlook predicts approximately 132,500 people will be employed as public relations managers and sales consultants by the end of the decade. Public relations course graduates may also seek employment in related fields, including advertising, marketing, sales and communications.
The size of the public relations profession indicates roles are available in all areas of Australia.
According to PayScale, a public relations manager can expect to earn on average between $46,000 and $115,000 per year, with an annual average salary of $67,000. PayScale notes that professionals with between 10 and 20 years of experience command the highest average annual salaries, earning approximately $103,000 per year, compared to entry-level managers, who can expect to earn on average approximately $53,000 per year.