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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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • *BestColleges.com Gold Medal of Distinction
  • **excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
  • Focus your passion for positive social change on communication techniques that engage and mobilize audiences to action.
  • The Advocacy and Social Impact concentration within American University's online MA in Strategic Communication emphas strategies and tactics to create change at the individual
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
  • Join our next Open House on 10/21 (10/28 @ select locations)!
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Development

The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. Our location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities we provide our students.

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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Programs
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

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.

Programs
  • B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations with an Emphasis in Advertising Design
  • B.A. in Communications
  • B.S. in Marketing
  • There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
  • Study on your schedule - GCU offers many programs 100% online to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • GCU offers a variety of opportunities to reduce the cost of furthering your education. Campus students may qualify for scholarships, while online students can take part in limited special offers.
  • A regionally accredited university, GCU also holds specialized accreditations and approvals for some of our core program offerings.
  • Degrees in business, education, nursing, humanities and social sciences, theology and more. Find the degree that fits you.
  • Talk to us today to learn more about financial aid and start dates!
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
  • BS in Business Administration - New Media/Internet Marketing
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.

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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