Public Relations Specialists


Engage in promoting or creating good will for individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting favorable publicity material and releasing it through various communications media. May prepare and arrange displays, and make speeches.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Colleges And Universities
  2. Hospitals
  3. Religious Organizations

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 2,470 19.23 11.13 23.28 40,000 23,140 48,420
Joplin MSA 60 17.26 10.23 20.78 35,910 21,280 43,220
Columbia MSA 90 18.50 12.97 21.27 38,480 26,970 44,240
St Joseph MSA 30 16.69 12.40 18.83 34,710 25,790 39,170
Springfield MSA 120 15.75 9.81 18.72 32,760 20,400 38,940
St Louis MSA 1,230 20.25 11.16 24.79 42,110 23,210 51,560
Kansas City* 640 20.68 12.79 24.62 43,008 26,596 51,214
Central Region* 180 18.12 11.44 21.47 37,696 23,787 44,650
Northeast Region* 20 16.49 10.45 19.51 34,296 21,740 40,573
Northwest Region* 50 15.61 11.37 17.74 32,478 23,646 36,894
Ozark Region* 170 14.94 9.46 17.68 31,076 19,687 36,770
South Central Region* 20 15.55 10.83 17.90 32,335 22,526 37,240
Southeast Region* 40 16.45 9.24 20.05 34,218 19,227 41,714
Southwest Region* 60 16.67 10.19 19.91 34,677 21,187 41,422
St. Charles* 30 19.10 13.01 22.14 39,726 27,055 46,061
St. Louis City* 280 18.92 11.03 22.86 39,346 22,942 47,547
St. Louis County* 840 20.49 11.08 25.19 42,615 23,037 52,405
West Central Region* 50 13.12 7.70 15.83 27,290 16,026 32,923

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 2,640 3,400 760 28.79 121 Great
Kansas City MSA 1,430 1,870 440 30.77 68 Great
St Louis MSA 1,230 1,550 320 26.02 53 Good
Central Region* 280 350 70 25.00 12 Good
Northeast Region* 50 60 10 20.00 2 Caution
Northwest Region* 70 80 10 14.29 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 140 180 40 28.57 6 Good
South Central Region* 30 40 10 33.33 1 Caution
Southeast Region* 70 90 20 28.57 3 Caution
Southwest Region* 60 80 20 33.33 3 Good
West Central Region* 50 60 10 20.00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management (NEW)
Political Communication (NEW)
Health Communication (NEW)
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication