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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in North Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Durham, Raleigh and Charlotte
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fayetteville, Greensboro and Hickory
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in North Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Durham, Winston-Salem and Fayetteville

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Programs
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
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Programs
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Communication Studies
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • MS in Marketing: Public Relations
  • MHA: Public Relations
  • MS in Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • BA in Communication/Public Relations and Advertising
  • BA in Communication
  • BA in Communication/Media Studies

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New England College was founded in 1946 to educate soldiers coming home from war. The same great support system that welcomed returning GIs is still a hallmark of NEC today. From enrollment services representatives who’ll guide you through the application process to interactive tools that help you collaborate with instructors and classmates, NEC inspires you to reach the milestones of your educational journey.

Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Marketing
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
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  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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Programs
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence.

Programs
  • B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations with an Emphasis in Advertising Design
  • B.A. in Communications
  • B.S. in Marketing
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  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
Programs
  • Communication & Media Studies (M.A.) Online
  • Communication & Media Studies (B.A.) Online

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  • Bachelors in Communication
  • Bachelors in Marketing
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
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Programs
  • Associate of Arts in Marketing

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More North Carolina Public Relations Specialist Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Boone
Doctorate
15,871
Buies Creek
Masters & First Professional
6,208
Salisbury
Masters
1,323
Greenville
Doctorate & First Professional
25,990
Elizabeth City
Masters
3,061
Elon
Doctorate
5,456
Fayetteville
Doctorate
6,692
Boiling Springs
Doctorate & First Professional
3,892
Greensboro
Bachelor
2,688
Banner Elk
Bachelor
882
Hickory
Masters
1,626
Louisburg
Associate
754
Raleigh
Masters
2,202
Fayetteville
Masters
2,118
Greensboro
Doctorate
10,498
Raleigh
Doctorate & First Professional
31,802
Raleigh
Bachelor
692
Misenheimer
Masters
2,053
Charlotte
Masters
2,243
Raleigh
Bachelor
1,284
Winston Salem
Masters
992
Chapel Hill
Doctorate & First Professional
28,136
Charlotte
Doctorate
22,388
Pembroke
Masters
5,937
Wilmington
Doctorate
12,180
Winston Salem
Doctorate & First Professional
6,788
Cullowhee
Doctorate
9,056
Wingate
Doctorate
2,041

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations Specialists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for North Carolina. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Public Relations Specialists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Public Relations Specialists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Asheville 170 $47,050
Durham 820 $58,480
Chapel Hill 820 $58,480
Fayetteville 80 $60,320
Greensboro 270 $
High Point 270 $
Greenville 80 $43,430
Hickory 60 $43,410
Lenoir 60 $43,410
Morganton 60 $43,410
New Bern 30 $57,770
Raleigh 1350 $58,000
Wilmington 200 $53,180
Winston 220 $53,010
Salem 220 $53,010

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