Pursuing a successful career in communications

lAn aspirant communications officer should study either journalism, marketing, public relations or communications at tertiary level.

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.

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