Time passes, so the taste of menchanges. We always try to keep pace with the world. With the progress of technology, we are more attracted to a new career option now, i.e. career in Media & Mass Communication. Making fortune in Media & Mass Communication is a symbol of our acceptance of Globalization too. Now the question is what is Mass Communication? It is a study of giving information to a large number of populations through mass media at the same time. Mass media like television, radio, newspaper have transcended all geographical boundaries and have brought the global community under single umbrella. A career in mass communication and media does not mean to lead a life as a so-called journalist; it is a life with great deal of job satisfaction and field of expressing one's own creativity along with a hefty pay package often.
To be better
Till a few years back, only a selected people were considered fit and eligible to make a prospect in this profession. But now-a-days more youngsters are trying their luck in this journey as the requirements in the field also have been revised. Though it is claimed that anyone can be journalist if he has inner eyes to visualise and analyse the incidents with a vast perspective, but reality has proved that persons with professional training can make the grade better. One can start in this field with a graduate degree in mass communication and its related subjects, but to hold a responsible position in any organisation, a post graduate degree or diploma is almost essential now.
One must have
Before entering into the field, self-analysis is essential. Creativity along with a power to deliver information in an excellent but in lucid language is always welcome here. A great deal of patience, capability of working hard issome essential qualities which lead one to the top.
Three types of mass media are there to make future in these fields, namely print, electronic and web media. So, a proper training in the field of mass communication is always welcome in various sectors like journalism, direction, films & TV, public relations, publishing house and even in news-portal now-a-days. According to personal choice and ability to do the best, a professional can select his own area of job.
Pay & opportunity
Average starting salary may vary between 12 to 25 thousands in a reputed organisation. Though, often scarcity of job may discourage the new-comer in this field, but dearth of trained professionals shoot up the demand for the fittest. With the introduction of new channels, news-portals, newspapers and magazines, India has become one of the largest arena of mass communication. Our professionals are in demand to work in international media houses for those who have excellent command over English language.
Unlike other career option, this profession also has some flip sides like being victim of politics inside the concern, 24X7 duties and so on, but to make a career in this field is to quenchone's own thirst for news and creativity.