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Careers in Journalism

Use the links and videos on this page to consider options in this field.  For career advice taking your educational goal, interests, personality, skills, and experience into consideration, drop in at the Career Center or make an appointment with a Career Counselor. For specific course planning, see an academic counselor.

SBCC Offerings


  • Use this comprehensive website to see varied areas of employment and get strategies on how to succeed for journalism in particular, or in communication field   more broadly

  • See this career database for descriptions, salaries, and education needs for jobs in  journalism or public relations in particular, or explore the arts, media, and entertainment more broadly. Search other related fields easily.

  • Eureka: Use this powerful interactive tool to explore majors, schools and careers. Create your own account using the SBCC site ID code: VUOHNDU. You can also find comprehensive major overviews, including links to majors at UC and Cal State schools and see  "related majors" and  "related occupations," or explore by occupation areas of interest.

  • Check out Roadtrip Nation which includes interviews and an awesome tool Roadmap to Careers to explore YOUR options based on interests.  To create an account, use membership code: SBCC2019

  • Consider doing an information interview, job shadow, or internship with a local employer. Visit the Career Center to get suggestions on how to get started!

  • Watch a Career Pathway, How to Get Hired, or Roadtrip Nation video in the video library
  • See the CE catalog page for a list of all SBCC options, visit the CCC systemwide with videos and salaries by industry, and get the From Here to Career mobile app to find programs at all CA community colleges