Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Sample of reported job titles: Account Executive, Public Affairs Specialist, Public Relations Specialist (PR Specialist), Public Information Officer, Communications Director, Communications Specialist, Public Information Specialist, Public Relations Coordinator, Corporate Communications Specialist, Media Relations Specialist
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Education and Training
Public Relations Specialists usually must have at least a four-year college degree. Most will require up to twelve months of on-the-job training, usually working with a more experienced person on the staff.
There is no license or certification required for this occupation in New Hampshire, unless the Public Relations Specialist is employed as a political lobbyist. Lobbyists are regulated by the New Hampshire Secretary of State, and must register annually.
Interests (Holland Code): EAS
Career Cluster: Business, Management and Administration
Public relations managers and specialists work in high-stress environments, often for long hours. Most work full time.
Additional Information Sources**
The Public Relations Society of America
International Association of Business Communicators
Public Relations Society of America
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Contact the nearest NH Employment Security office or go online to www.nhes.nh.gov
* New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2012. Wage estimates based on surveys through May 2011, adjusted to June 2012.
** Inclusion of this information is intended to provide a convenient resource for research, but in no way constitutes an endorsement for any organization; nor is the list all-inclusive.
NH Employment Projections, base year 2010 to projected year 2020
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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