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Public Relations Specialists

Public relations specialists create and promote a positive image for their employer. They also protect the public image of a company, an organization or an individual. A public relations specialist may be given the task of clarifying a company's position on important issues to community groups or public interest groups. Public relations personnel work in virtually all industries.

Some common job titles are public affairs specialists, PR specialists, communications specialists, public information officer, public relations coordinator, public information specialists and corporate communications specialists.

Public relations specialists provide information to the public and organizations regarding their employer's policies and goals. Corporate public relations specialists are employed by companies to keep the public informed about their products and services. A PR specialists answers questions and directs information to groups including the general public, consumers and stockholders.

Public information and nonprofit public relations specialists work for hospitals, government agencies, welfare organizations, churches and other organizations. One of the main objectives is to keep the public aware of their services, activities and accomplishments.

PR specialists try to improve relations between management and employees. They prepare inter-office newsletters and communications which promote the company's image with company personnel.

Public information specialists are asked to arrange and oversee press conferences, speaking engagements, fund raising campaigns and meetings. In some companies, they may be asked to evaluate a sales promotion campaign to make sure the campaign is compatible with public relations activities and goals. They use various types of media to convey their message.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct interviews
  • Prepare material for events
  • Develop and maintain a company's image
  • Determine the most effective way to communicate with a specific group
  • Respond to requests for information about the status or activities of an employer
  • Write press releases
  • Assist managers with preparing speeches
  • Collaborate with others regarding promotional events, charity functions and business shows
  • Observe social and industry trends

Job Characteristics

PR specialists may have to travel in order to have meetings with special interest groups, clients, the public and other groups and individuals. Public relations personnel sometimes work with designers, printers, graphic artists and other media related workers.

It's vital that a public relations specialist has excellent written and oral communication skills. They need the skills to effectively deal with various types of people. Enthusiasm and charm are beneficial traits for a public relations specialist. They also need to be able to work effectively under pressure.

Employment Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecasted an 18 percent employment growth for public relations specialists between 2006 and 2016. There should be growth in jobs at public relations firms due to companies using contractors to provide public relations services instead of employing a full-time staff. There is also demand for those that speak additional languages. In addition, the median annual earnings for public relations specialists in 2006 was $47,350.

A good way to begin a career in public relations is being involved with a nonprofit organization. The experience gained through a nonprofit organization will help public relations specialists get a job in private industries which usually have a higher pay scale.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Many public relations specialists hold a college degree in public relations, advertising, communications or journalism. Some employers seek candidates that have training or experience in a field that is related to the company's business such as healthcare, information technology, sales, science, finance or engineering.

Numerous colleges and universities provide bachelor's and postsecondary degrees in public relations. The programs are typically offered in a communications or journalism department. Many colleges assist students acquire part-time internships in public relations which provide valuable training and experience.

Being part of a local chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America) or part of student chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators offer opportunities to meet public relations specialists and make professional contacts that can be useful when looking for a job in the field.

Some useful college courses are public affairs, public speaking, advertising, business administration, sociology, psychology, political science, graphic and audiovisual production, creative and technical writing, and journalism.

Some public relations personnel attend continuing education programs and seminars to stay up-to-date in the field. Professional recognition via accreditation may be useful in getting a job. Accreditation is provided by the Public Relations Society of America. Accreditation requires five years experience and passing an oral and written test. The International Association of Business Communicators also offers an accreditation program for public relations specialists.

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Major Employers

The major job providers are private industry, service providing industries, colleges and universities, government agencies, public relations agencies and hospitals. Service providing industries such as professional, scientific and technical services; social assistance, educational services, finance and insurance; and healthcare are major employers for public relations specialists.

Schools for Public Relations Specialists are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Public Relations Specialists

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Public Relations Specialists jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 670 $52,190
Birmingham 670 $52,190
Montgomery 340 $45,220
Huntsville 250 $59,520
Mobile 150 $40,100
Tuscaloosa 90 $45,060
Opelika 80 $48,700
Auburn 80 $48,700
Fairhope 70 $36,990
Foley 70 $36,990
Daphne 70 $36,990
Florence 40 $40,000
Muscle Shoals 40 $40,000
Decatur 30 $39,810
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 340 $61,690
Fairbanks 80 $58,780
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mesa 2540 $51,990
Scottsdale 2540 $51,990
Phoenix 2540 $51,990
Tucson 410 $40,170
Yuma 50 $37,820
Flagstaff 50 $65,130
Prescott 40 $47,760
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 430 $46,140
North Little Rock 430 $46,140
Little Rock 430 $46,140
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 8700 $62,210
Long Beach 8700 $62,210
Los Angeles 8700 $62,210
San Francisco 5290 $76,560
Oakland 5290 $76,560
Hayward 5290 $76,560
Carlsbad 1960 $59,990
San Diego 1960 $59,990
San Jose 1840 $85,550
Santa Clara 1840 $85,550
Sunnyvale 1840 $85,550
Sacramento 1830 $65,720
Arden 1830 $65,720
Arcade 1830 $65,720
Roseville 1830 $65,720
San Bernardino 780 $52,960
Ontario 780 $52,960
Riverside 780 $52,960
Fresno 300 $47,570
Santa Barbara 210 $56,930
Santa Maria 210 $56,930
Ventura 210 $59,030
Thousand Oaks 210 $59,030
Oxnard 210 $59,030
Santa Rosa 200 $56,710
Salinas 150 $65,720
Watsonville 140 $48,080
Santa Cruz 140 $48,080
Bakersfield 140 $48,650
Napa 120 N/A
Arroyo Grande 100 $48,700
San Luis Obispo 100 $48,700
Paso Robles 100 $48,700
Vallejo 90 $68,550
Fairfield 90 $68,550
Stockton 80 $53,990
Lodi 80 $53,990
Modesto 70 $51,080
Porterville 50 $45,630
Visalia 50 $45,630
Redding 50 $53,540
Chico 40 $39,880
El Centro N/A $39,940
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 2770 $55,190
Lakewood 2770 $55,190
Denver 2770 $55,190
Colorado Springs 510 $51,810
Boulder 420 $46,650
Fort Collins 220 $47,390
Greeley 110 $63,980
Pueblo 70 $54,050
Grand Junction 50 $56,300
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hartford 610 $72,410
East Hartford 610 $72,410
West Hartford 610 $72,410
Stamford 440 $62,710
Bridgeport 440 $62,710
Norwalk 440 $62,710
New Haven 230 $59,110
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 110 $58,320
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 3820 $55,020
Fort Lauderdale 3820 $55,020
West Palm Beach 3820 $55,020
Kissimmee 1700 $51,760
Orlando 1700 $51,760
Sanford 1700 $51,760
Clearwater 1650 $58,380
St. Petersburg 1650 $58,380
Tampa 1650 $58,380
Jacksonville 820 $51,590
Tallahassee 690 $53,410
Melbourne 330 $63,310
Palm Bay 330 $63,310
Titusville 330 $63,310
Gainesville 290 $55,650
Fort Myers 250 $45,070
Cape Coral 250 $45,070
Sarasota 200 $49,340
North Port 200 $49,340
Bradenton 200 $49,340
Naples 190 $49,050
Immokalee 190 $49,050
Marco Island 190 $49,050
Deltona 170 $48,120
Ormond Beach 170 $48,120
Daytona Beach 170 $48,120
Brent 150 $47,940
Pensacola 150 $47,940
Ferry Pass 150 $47,940
Winter Haven 130 $45,880
Lakeland 130 $45,880
Port St. Lucie 130 $50,900
Fort Walton Beach 80 $54,870
Crestview 80 $54,870
Destin 80 $54,870
Panama City 70 $66,360
Sebastian 30 $53,930
Vero Beach 30 $53,930
Ocala N/A $43,820
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sandy Springs 3560 $55,850
Atlanta 3560 $55,850
Roswell 3560 $55,850
Clarke County 160 $39,050
Athens 160 $39,050
Savannah 100 $52,630
Macon 90 $46,090
Albany 60 $47,770
Warner Robins 60 $67,680
Gainesville 40 $46,600
Brunswick 30 $32,300
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 720 $53,310
Lahaina 90 $60,160
Wailuku 90 $60,160
Kahului 90 $60,160
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 320 $60,150
Idaho Falls 40 $73,740
Coeur d'Alene 30 $40,090
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bloomington 250 $68,050
Peoria 210 $67,130
Urbana 140 $55,740
Champaign 140 $55,740
Springfield 140 $63,140
Rockford 80 $53,380
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 1430 $51,450
Indianapolis 1430 $51,450
Carmel 1430 $51,450
Bloomington 230 $53,020
Fort Wayne 150 $48,120
Lafayette 90 $40,210
West Lafayette 90 $40,210
Goshen 70 $44,210
Elkhart 70 $44,210
Muncie 60 $53,570
Columbus 50 $52,540
Terre Haute 30 $31,080
Michigan City 30 $31,970
La Porte 30 $31,970
Kokomo 30 $44,520
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 650 $57,580
Des Moines 650 $57,580
Ames 180 $51,910
Cedar Rapids 120 $56,700
Iowa City 90 $55,620
Dubuque 60 $45,070
Cedar Falls 60 $50,230
Waterloo 60 $50,230
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 340 $45,380
Topeka 210 $46,820
Lawrence 80 $48,480
Manhattan 70 $63,150
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 370 $48,000
Fayette 370 $48,000
Bowling Green 90 $35,770
Fort Knox 70 $60,510
Elizabethtown 70 $60,510
Owensboro 40 $42,110
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 970 $42,820
Metairie 540 $47,070
New Orleans 540 $47,070
Shreveport 140 $45,140
Bossier City 140 $45,140
Lafayette 120 $40,760
Alexandria 40 $37,880
Monroe 30 $42,400
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 520 $49,820
Portland 520 $49,820
Bangor 120 $51,640
Auburn 70 $44,290
Lewiston 70 $44,290
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 1950 $54,540
Towson 1950 $54,540
Columbia 1950 $54,540
Lexington Park 40 $61,830
California 40 $61,830
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 120 $64,490
Pittsfield 50 $47,920
New Bedford 40 $37,600
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 2300 $58,360
Detroit 2300 $58,360
Dearborn 2300 $58,360
Lansing 670 $65,450
East Lansing 670 $65,450
Ann Arbor 460 $57,540
Grand Rapids 450 $49,940
Wyoming 450 $49,940
Kalamazoo 160 $50,760
Portage 160 $50,760
Flint 100 $52,860
Benton Harbor 80 $55,330
Niles 80 $55,330
Battle Creek 50 $49,940
Saginaw 40 $52,660
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
St. Cloud 130 $49,660
Rochester 80 $46,530
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 720 $36,600
Gulfport 120 $50,860
Pascagoula 120 $50,860
Biloxi 120 $50,860
Hattiesburg 30 $39,910
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 370 $38,950
Springfield 350 $41,890
Jefferson City 280 $46,460
Joplin 60 $43,640
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Missoula 140 $35,990
Billings 60 $51,670
Great Falls 40 $42,030
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 430 $42,600
Grand Island 90 N/A
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 890 $53,220
Henderson 890 $53,220
Las Vegas 890 $53,220
Reno 270 $47,030
Carson City 50 $62,260
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 180 $54,880
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 550 $66,030
Hammonton 80 $48,380
Atlantic City 80 $48,380
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 520 $52,400
Santa Fe 130 $52,240
Las Cruces 70 $52,620
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albany 1430 $53,480
Troy 1430 $53,480
Schenectady 1430 $53,480
Rochester 880 $50,470
Syracuse 510 $47,980
Niagara Falls 480 $48,260
Cheektowaga 480 $48,260
Buffalo 480 $48,260
Ithaca 170 $57,380
Rome 140 $48,320
Utica 140 $48,320
Binghamton 120 $41,860
Kingston 90 $27,880
Elmira 40 $44,170
Fort Drum 40 $49,890
Watertown 40 $49,890
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 1100 $52,730
Chapel Hill 650 $57,710
Durham 650 $57,710
Greensboro 290 N/A
High Point 290 N/A
Wilmington 260 $47,860
Salem 250 $46,070
Winston 250 $46,070
Asheville 160 $45,530
Fayetteville 80 $66,380
Greenville 70 $46,270
Morganton 60 $41,060
Hickory 60 $41,060
Lenoir 60 $41,060
Burlington 40 $52,390
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 140 $49,690
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 1960 $52,900
Cleveland 1200 $51,540
Elyria 1200 $51,540
Dayton 480 $50,210
Toledo 390 $42,930
Akron 340 $49,590
Canton 130 $38,650
Massillon 130 $38,650
Springfield 50 $46,630
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 820 $47,410
Tulsa 460 $45,720
Lawton 60 $67,110
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 250 $70,430
Corvallis 160 $57,300
Eugene 130 $49,800
Bend 80 $40,000
Redmond 80 $40,000
Medford 70 $48,990
Albany 30 $58,010
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 1520 $49,840
Harrisburg 900 $53,660
Carlisle 900 $53,660
Lancaster 230 $39,450
State College 210 $48,970
Scranton 210 $53,350
Wilkes 210 $53,350
Barre 210 $53,350
Hazleton 210 $53,350
Hanover 150 $44,310
York 150 $44,310
Reading 100 $52,120
Erie 100 $57,790
East Stroudsburg 70 $46,100
Altoona 50 $42,470
Chambersburg 40 $36,170
Waynesboro 40 $36,170
Johnstown 40 $40,460
Williamsport 40 $45,430
Bloomsburg N/A $55,630
Berwick N/A $55,630
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 980 $28,220
Carolina 980 $28,220
San Juan 980 $28,220
Ponce 30 $24,880
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 580 $45,530
Anderson 550 $42,420
Mauldin 550 $42,420
Greenville 550 $42,420
Charleston 270 $54,580
North Charleston 270 $54,580
Spartanburg 180 $48,740
Bluffton 50 N/A
Beaufort 50 N/A
Hilton Head Island 50 N/A
Florence 40 $55,610
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 330 $48,190
Rapid City 150 $41,200
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 910 $52,610
Franklin 910 $52,610
Davidson 910 $52,610
Nashville 910 $52,610
Knoxville 300 $47,590
Jackson 30 $41,310
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 6880 $59,790
Arlington 6880 $59,790
Fort Worth 6880 $59,790
Sugar Land 5150 $53,890
The Woodlands 5150 $53,890
Houston 5150 $53,890
Austin 4000 $56,810
Round Rock 4000 $56,810
New Braunfels 1780 $54,550
San Antonio 1780 $54,550
El Paso 390 $47,120
McAllen 320 $37,360
Edinburg 320 $37,360
Mission 320 $37,360
College Station 260 $56,370
Bryan 260 $56,370
Corpus Christi 210 $42,730
Amarillo 190 $48,380
Waco 180 $44,950
Port Arthur 170 $46,930
Beaumont 170 $46,930
Harlingen 160 $32,250
Brownsville 160 $32,250
Lubbock 160 $43,740
Killeen 150 $54,700
Temple 150 $54,700
Abilene 130 $39,900
Tyler 120 $40,100
Midland 120 $55,050
Laredo 110 $43,420
Longview 100 $45,310
Victoria 90 $30,520
Wichita Falls 80 $33,860
Denison 70 $62,490
Sherman 70 $62,490
San Angelo 60 $47,460
Odessa 50 $42,090
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 1070 $55,660
Orem 250 $45,280
Provo 250 $45,280
Clearfield 170 $34,480
Ogden 170 $34,480
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 350 $48,390
Burlington 350 $48,390
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 1040 $56,150
Charlottesville 240 $57,110
Roanoke 180 $46,250
Radford 160 $37,090
Christiansburg 160 $37,090
Blacksburg 160 $37,090
Lynchburg 80 $51,410
Waynesboro 50 N/A
Staunton 50 N/A
Harrisonburg 50 $55,400
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 3410 $65,390
Tacoma 3410 $65,390
Bellevue 3410 $65,390
Olympia 570 N/A
Tumwater 570 N/A
Spokane Valley 200 $54,250
Spokane 200 $54,250
Richland 120 $74,810
Kennewick 120 $74,810
Silverdale 90 $56,130
Bremerton 90 $56,130
Yakima 80 $57,580
Bellingham 60 $52,180
Wenatchee 40 $46,870
Mount Vernon 40 $57,880
Anacortes 40 $57,880
Walla Walla 30 $53,200
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 180 $48,860
Morgantown 70 $44,950
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 1300 $52,950
West Allis 1300 $52,950
Milwaukee 1300 $52,950
Madison 1140 $53,840
Green Bay 150 $52,560
Appleton 140 $49,560
Neenah 70 $50,410
Oshkosh 70 $50,410
Wausau 60 $44,030
Eau Claire 50 $44,550
Fond du Lac 50 $45,540
Sheboygan 40 $47,770
Beloit 40 $51,400
Janesville 40 $51,400
Racine 30 $56,780
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 100 $56,240
Casper 70 $53,280

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Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Professional And Technical Services 57,150 24% $56,730
Non-profit 40,540 17% $50,820
Education 23,110 9% $46,640
Government 19,740 8% $55,820
Business Management 9,600 4% $55,530
Social Service 7,520 3% $41,670
Office Services And Staffing 6,880 2% $50,910
Performing Arts And Sports 6,050 2% $41,900
Insurance 5,630 2% $52,510
Media And Broadcasting 5,070 2% $49,940
Banking And Credit 5,030 2% $50,170
Hospital 4,940 2% $50,400
Traditional Publishing 4,390 1% $52,480
Medical Office 4,320 1% $45,320
Nursing And Residential Care 3,400 1% $43,420
Real Estate 3,030 1% $45,060
Durable Goods Wholesale 3,010 1% $55,790
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Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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