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Fast Facts for Public Relations Specialists in Virginia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Blacksburg, Charlottesville and Richmond
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Virginia Beach, Winchester and Harrisonburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Richmond, Virginia Beach and Charlottesville

Salaries for Public Relations Specialists in Virginia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Virginia Beach, Winchester and Richmond

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Programs
  • Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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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
  • Fashion & Retail Marketing (AS)
  • Marketing & Entertainment Management (BS)
  • Online and ground-based program areas include Fashion Marketing and Management and more.
  • Students can study branding, event management, and public relations to help them prepare for a marketing career
  • Course topics include Fundamentals of Business, Brand Strategy, Project Management, and Principles of Market Research
  • Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow
  • Start your journey! Classes starting Aug 17.
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.
  • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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Virginia Beach
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Programs
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management
  • Recognized for academic excellence, meaningful research & graduate achievement
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission w/ programmatic accreditations
  • More than 200 majors with a beautiful campus location in Indiana
  • Top 5 public university in the U.S according to the Wall Street Journal
  • Has a helpful Academic Success Center to help students reach their potential
Programs
  • B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations with an Emphasis in Advertising Design
  • B.A. in Communications
  • B.S. in Marketing
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
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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Hagerstown
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Programs
  • 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
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month
Programs

GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development offers online Graduate Education Master’s programs that prepare leaders like you for research, policy, and practice in the fields of teaching, leadership and administration and education technology.

Programs
  • BA Communication - Professional Writing
  • MA Communication - New Media and Marketing
  • BA Communications - New Media
  • SNHU has been relentlessly reinventing quality higher education since 1932
  • Regionally accredited by the NEASC with many more programmatic accreditations
  • Offers several types of need & non-need based grants to qualifying students
  • Robust online programs offered for bachelor’s & master’s degrees & more
  • SNHU is ranked among Washington Monthly's "Best Colleges for Adult Learners"

More Virginia Public Relations Specialist Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Bluefield
Bachelor
793
Lynchburg
Associate
4,926
Newport News
Masters
4,884
Harrisonburg
Masters & First Professional
1,234
Fairfax
Doctorate & First Professional
30,276
Locust Grove
Associate
5,899
Hampton
Doctorate & First Professional
5,658
Roanoke
Masters
1,049
Harrisonburg
Doctorate
17,918
Farmville
Masters
4,727
Lynchburg
Masters
2,490
Staunton
Masters
1,685
Arlington
Doctorate
3,609
Norfolk
Doctorate
6,155
Radford
Doctorate
9,122
Lynchburg
Masters
656
Virginia Beach
Doctorate & First Professional
4,115
Winchester
Doctorate & First Professional
3,393
Buena Vista
Bachelor
701
Sweet Briar
Masters
815
Wise
Bachelor
1,803
Norfolk
Associate
25,857
Charlottesville
Doctorate & First Professional
24,257
Richmond
Doctorate & First Professional
31,700
Blacksburg
Doctorate
29,898
Petersburg
Doctorate
4,720
Norfolk
Bachelor
1,433

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Public Relations Specialists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Virginia. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Charlottesville 240 $77,810
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford 160 $59,150
Harrisonburg 50 $50,790
Lynchburg 80 $50,180
Richmond 1090 $66,470
Roanoke 160 $48,730
Staunton-Waynesboro 50 $47,880

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