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Public relations jobs are the joining entity between the public and a business, organization, nonprofit associations, and other establishments. They manage their connection to the public and decide what information should be relayed for the success of their organization with the intention of building positive relationships with the public. Jobs in public relations draft press releases and have media contacts that they can utilize to convey stories across to the public. Working standard work weeks of 35 to 40 hours, public relations careers can have high stress.

Most entry level positions require at least a bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, advertising, or communication. Some employers may require previous experience in either electronic or print journalism. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has local chapters that allow students, if affiliated, to network. Public relations jobs calls for creativity.

In 2006, there were 243,000 public relations jobs in the nation, concentrated within the service providing industry such as advertising. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public relations employment is projected to increase by 18 percent from 2006 to 2016. This rate is faster than the national average for all occupations. Advertising will be the category of jobs that will see the most job growth, although heavy competition will exist for the best positions as the number of qualified individuals will be higher than job openings. The best candidates will have a bachelor's degree in a related communications field along with a public relations internship or work experience.

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