Virginia Public Relations Specialists: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Public Relations Specialists in Virginia

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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

Schools for Public Relations Specialists in Virginia are listed below.

Selected Public Relations Specialist Training Schools in Virginia

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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Communication, Master of Arts in Communication - Strategic Communication, Master of Arts in Communication - Political Communication, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: MS in Marketing: Public Relations, MS in Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media
  • Degrees: Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Business Development
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Communications@Syracuse is an online Master of Science in Communications from the world-renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Communications
  • Degrees: Master

Communications@Simmons prepares students to become leaders who achieve their organizational, professional, and personal goals through a strategic integration of communications theory and practice.


  • Programs: MS in Communication
  • Degrees: Master

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)
  • Degrees: Master

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

  • Programs: BA Communication, MA Communication - New Media and Marketing, MA Communication - Health Communication, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master
Centura College
Virginia Beach

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Marketing
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Virginia Public Relations Specialist Training Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bluefield College Bluefield Bachelor 793
Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg Associate 4,926
Christopher Newport University Newport News Masters 4,884
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg Masters & First Professional 1,234
George Mason University Fairfax Doctorate & First Professional 30,276
Germanna Community College Locust Grove Associate 5,899
Hampton University Hampton Doctorate & First Professional 5,658
Hollins University Roanoke Masters 1,049
James Madison University Harrisonburg Doctorate 17,918
Longwood University Farmville Masters 4,727
Lynchburg College Lynchburg Masters 2,490
Mary Baldwin College Staunton Masters 1,685
Marymount University Arlington Doctorate 3,609
Norfolk State University Norfolk Doctorate 6,155
Radford University Radford Doctorate 9,122
Randolph College Lynchburg Masters 656
Regent University Virginia Beach Doctorate & First Professional 4,115
Shenandoah University Winchester Doctorate & First Professional 3,393
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista Bachelor 701
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar Masters 815
The University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise Bachelor 1,803
Tidewater Community College Norfolk Associate 25,857
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville Doctorate & First Professional 24,257
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Doctorate & First Professional 31,700
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg Doctorate 29,898
Virginia State University Petersburg Doctorate 4,720
Virginia Wesleyan College 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Blacksburg 160 $37090 1.49
Christiansburg 160 $37090 1.49
Radford 160 $37090 1.49
Harrisonburg 50 $55400 0.52
Charlottesville 240 $57110 1.42
Richmond 1040 $56150 1.06
Roanoke 180 $46250 0.73
Lynchburg 80 $51410 0.48
Staunton 50 $0 0.72
Waynesboro 50 $0 0.72
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