Communication is the best degree for career flexibility, according to Yahoo in 2010!
Which Department offers the majors best suited for career flexibility? Here’s what Yahoo News said:
Experts reveal which college degrees have the potential to lead to the most career opportunities.
By Chris Kyle
Do you want to earn a degree that could keep your career options open? Here's a tip: don't specialize.
Majoring in areas like statistics or e-commerce - as popular and effective as they might be in preparing students for certain careers - have a more narrow focus than, say, a subject like business administration.
In fact, a more specialized degree can potentially limit your options after graduation, according to Mary Pribyl, HR director for Profiles International, a global HR management company.
"Degrees that offer great career flexibility are those which are broad-based," says Steven Rothberg, president and founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, a job board aimed at students and recent graduates.
To select our best degrees for career flexibility, we combed through the U.S. Department of Labor to see which degrees were recommended for a variety of careers. One of the two areas Yahoo News picked?
Degree #2 - Communication
It's hard to imagine a degree with a broader application than communications. "Probably the biggest complaint that I hear from employers about students and graduates is their lack of oral and written communication skills," says Rothberg, president and founder of CollegeRecruiter.com.
In school you'll likely study everything from oral communication in the workplace to public relations and social media. Knowing how to best communicate could make you a better leader and team player in whatever career you choose.
Potential Career Paths & Average Earning Potential*
Advertising Sales Agent: $55,020
Author and Writer: $65,960
Broadcast News Analyst: $72,710
Public Relations Specialist: $59,150
Sales Representative, Wholesale and Manufacturing: $62,720
Technical Writer: $66,240
*All average earning potential information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor using 2010 salary data.