lAn aspirant communications officer should study either journalism, marketing, public relations or communications at tertiary level.
l A career in communications is not for the faint-hearted. Candidates who would be suitable for this career are able to work under pressure; can handle it if their strategies and plans are rejected by the media; and are outgoing and comfortable meeting new people;
l A communications officer can expect to earn between R9 000 and R25 000 a month.
l There will be the opportunity to earn more after gaining significant experience.
l A communications officer could be promoted to assistant director, then deputy director and director and finally chief director.