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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Harrisburg, State College and Philadelphia
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Williamsport, Lebanon and Scranton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster

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Programs
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Degrees include Media Communications (BS), New Media Journalism (MA), and Creative Writing for Entertainment (BFA)
  • Students learn skills necessary for a career in communications like marketing strategy, multimedia reporting, storytelling, and more
  • Courses designed to teach students how to get consumer’s attention with effective communication strategies across multiple platforms
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain real-world experience
Programs
  • A.S. in Marketing
  • B.S. in Marketing
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor’s program options include Communication, Political Communication, Cinema-Television, and more.
  • Several concentrations available, including Rhetoric and Public Culture, Strategic Communication, Theatre, Journalism, Internet and Social Media, and more.
  • All concentrations are designed to teach students the fundamentals of journalism, helping them prepare for careers as reporters and writers.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • BA in Communication/Public Relations and Advertising
  • BA in Communication
  • BA in Communication/Media Studies

Discover the Difference a Community of Support Makes in Your Educational Journey. From Application to Graduation, the Support You Need to Achieve Your Goals. 100% Online.

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
  • MS in Marketing: Public Relations
  • MHA: Public Relations
  • MS in Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media

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We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs
  • Communication & Media Studies (M.A.) Online
  • Communication & Media Studies (B.A.) Online

Brenau Adult and Graduate Studies: Designed with You in Mind

If you are a busy, working adult, Brenau offers professionally focused undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certification programs in flexible, convenient formats that meet your goals and fit your schedule. Brenau has a rich history of 135 years, with more than 35 years of experience in delivering programs for adults. As a Brenau student, you can schedule your classes in a format that is convenient to you. Many of our programs can be completed 100% online.

Programs
  • Associate of Arts in Marketing

See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

Whatever your motivation for considering an undergraduate or graduate degree, Florida Tech offers programs online that can meet your needs. Here are a few reasons Florida Tech may be the right choice for you.

Programs
  • BA/Public Relations and Marketing
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management
  • Provides an exclusive Ashford Mobile app to keep students connected to the online classroom on the go.
  • Offers a business program in partnership and collaboration with Forbes magazine.
  • Offers several credit transfer and previous experience options for students who qualify.
  • Dedicated to fostering intellectual and personal growth since 1918.
  • Offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in business, health, education, and more.
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
  • Bachelor of Science: Communication
  • Master of Business Administration : Marketing
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
  •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
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More Pennsylvania 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
Reading
Masters
2,233
Meadville
Bachelor
2,193
Glenside
Doctorate
3,592
Bloomsburg
Doctorate
8,745
Newtown
Associate
9,649
Butler
Associate
3,656
Radnor
Masters
3,108
California
Masters
8,206
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
2,178
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
10,326
Allentown
Masters
1,888
Philadelphia
Doctorate
2,062
Cheyney
Masters
1,438
Clarion
Masters
6,795
Monaca
Associate
3,194
Philadelphia
Associate
17,334
Center Valley
Masters
2,898
Media
Associate
10,816
Doylestown
Masters
2,081
Philadelphia
Doctorate
20,682
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
East Stroudsburg
Masters
7,053
Saint Davids
Doctorate & First Professional
4,291
Edinboro
Masters
7,686
Elizabethtown
Masters
2,360
Erie
Doctorate
4,134
Beaver Falls
Masters
1,891
Grove City
Bachelor
2,504
Harrisburg
Associate
9,774
Immaculata
Doctorate
4,057
Indiana
Doctorate
14,018
Huntingdon
Bachelor
1,506
La Plume
Bachelor
1,796
Pittsburgh
Masters
1,499
Philadelphia
Doctorate
5,994
Scranton
Associate
1,502
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Bethlehem
Doctorate
6,845
Lincoln University
Masters
2,449
Nanticoke
Associate
6,323
Williamsport
Bachelor
1,429
Jenkintown
Associate
982
Mansfield
Masters
3,338
Scranton
Doctorate
3,316
Erie
Masters
4,253
Grantham
Bachelor
2,837
Millersville
Masters
8,306
Dallas
Doctorate
2,355
Blue Bell
Associate
9,184
Allentown
Bachelor
2,457
Aston
Doctorate
3,084
Bethlehem
Associate
7,912
Johnstown
Associate
1,358
Media
Bachelor
1,646
University Park
Doctorate
43,252
Abington
Bachelor
3,352
Altoona
Bachelor
4,034
Monaca
Bachelor
793
Reading
Bachelor
2,824
Dubois
Bachelor
897
Erie
Masters
4,171
Uniontown
Bachelor
1,119
McKeesport
Bachelor
783
Middletown
Doctorate
3,907
Hazleton
Bachelor
1,232
Fogelsville
Bachelor
801
Mont Alto
Bachelor
1,204
Upper Burrell
Bachelor
912
Schuylkill Haven
Bachelor
940
Sharon
Bachelor
868
Lehman
Bachelor
697
Dunmore
Bachelor
1,347
York
Bachelor
1,622
Pittsburgh
Masters
3,591
Reading
Associate
4,682
Moon Township
Doctorate
5,055
Rosemont
Masters
940
Loretto
Doctorate
2,125
Philadelphia
Doctorate
7,542
Latrobe
Masters
1,924
Greensburg
Masters
1,991
Shippensburg
Masters
7,765
Slippery Rock
Doctorate
8,325
Selinsgrove
Bachelor
2,039
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
34,696
Greenville
Bachelor
1,219
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
23,980
Bradford
Bachelor
1,407
Greensburg
Bachelor
1,777
Johnstown
Bachelor
3,121
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
27,020
Titusville
Associate
573
Scranton
Doctorate
5,612
Phoenixville
Masters
929
Villanova
Doctorate & First Professional
10,470
Washington
Bachelor
1,531
Waynesburg
Doctorate
2,462
New Wilmington
Masters
1,455
Chester
Doctorate
4,866
Wilkes-Barre
Doctorate
5,114
York
Masters
5,720

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations Specialists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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
Altoona 50 $45,210
East Stroudsburg 70 $48,880
Erie 120 $55,440
Gettysburg 40 $42,920
Bloomsburg 90 $54,830
Berwick 90 $54,830
Harrisburg 970 $56,510
Carlisle 970 $56,510
Lancaster 220 $43,050
Pittsburgh 1860 $51,030
Reading 120 $41,340
Scranton 200 $51,130
Wilkes 200 $51,130
Barre 200 $51,130
Hazleton 200 $51,130
State College 140 $50,050
Williamsport 50 $48,590
York 140 $47,480
Hanover 140 $47,480

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