Correspondents Careers

Careers for correspondentsCareer Overview

Correspondents are also known as news analysts, reporters, and journalists. It is their job to put together information and stories that become our world’s news. They prepare articles, newspapers columns, broadcasts, and internet content to inform the public about news on a local, state, national, and international level. Correspondents are the feet of our national media. They collect and analyze all information then present it to the public. This means that a correspondent’s point of view on topics is very important as they present views and information regarding political issues, government issues, and people and entities of influence all over the world.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

Program Recommendations:

Broadcasting
Communications
Journalism
Reporting
English

Employers prefer correspondents with real-life work experience in the news industry through internships or college newspapers and publishing staffs. They also like correspondents with excellent word processing, software applications, and graphic editing skills.

Top School’s for Correspondents:

New York University
University of Texas at Austin
Pennsylvania State University
University of Wisconsin
University of Seattle

Career Trends

Average Salary for Correspondents in 2008: $34,850
Jobs in 2008 for Correspondents: 69,300
Projected employment openings for Correspondents through 2018: 64,900

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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