Monday, February 3, 2014

PR Specialist makes US News 100 Best Jobs

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You will all be happy to know that PR Specialist landed a spot on U.S News' ranking of the "Best 100 Jobs". It came in number one on the "Best Creative Jobs" list and number 85 on the "100 Best Jobs" list. The post is informative and gives great insight into the profession. The job additionally received 5.6 stars out of 10 and was given an above average rate of upward mobility.

Although the salary for PR Specialist ranks lower than many of its creative competitors, it was still ranked as number one and that is a very reassuring thing. This could perhaps be due to the fact that PR is set to see an employment growth of 12 percent between 2012 and 2022. It is also estimated that during this time period, an additional 27,400 jobs will become available. This makes it a very desirable field for young professionals and those looking to get their foot in the door of a booming industry.

According to US News, PR Specialists require the ability to "generate positive publicity for their client and enhance their reputation". They must maintain fruitful and mutually beneficial relationships with bloggers, journalists, and and opinion leaders in order to get their stories, products, and news releases out. In order to be successful in the field, a strong knowledge of social media and the Internet is essential. This is becoming increasingly important with the rise in technology. Finally, the highest paid in the profession reside in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. To read the full article, click here.  

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