Communications As A Career
COMMUNICATIONS AS A CAREER
Communication graduates help public health professionals by creating persuasive messages to reach goals. They offer practical application of communication theories to improve the sending and receiving of verbal and nonverbal messages between and among target audiences. The audiences include the public, health providers, families, community groups, organizations, and policy makers. Some graduates create and produce public relations, television, radio, print, and Internet campaigns to educate the public on problems such as drug abuse and HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Others train health professionals and patients in communication skills to make informed choices on preventing diseases and treating illnesses.
CAROLYN M. ANDERSON
(SEE ALSO: Careers in Public Health)
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