The communications field can appear glamorous, especially if you can see yourself in the press pack door-stopping the Prime Minister or presenting a national current affairs show. While some do make it there, the fact is that many communications jobs are not in journalism or the media at all. After all, not everyone wants to be in front of the camera. Many communications roles are behind the scenes — producing the show, writing the press releases or even monitoring the news reporting.

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For more information about careers in this field, refer to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance , Communications Council , Australian Publishers Association and Public Relations Institute of Australia websites.

Other fields of study likely to appeal to someone interested in communications are humanities and social sciences and creative arts .