Fast facts on arts & communication jobs:
  • There are hundreds of jobs in cinema that support actors and directors.
  • Multimedia journalists who can create unique content and engage on social media are in high demand.
  • Advertising agencies ($91,342), public relations agencies ($78,271) and media buying agencies ($103,367) stand out for high average pay.
Dig Deeper:
Leading employers in arts & communication:

The Oregonian/ Oregon Live: Leading regional news source and publisher of The Oregonian/OregonLive, the Portland-based company serves readers and advertisers on print, digital and mobile platforms. Offers a week-long summer residential program in Corvallis, the High School Journalism Institute. Career Day host.

Wieden+Kennedy: Ad agency best known for its work with Nike. One of the largest independently owned advertising agencies, with headquarters in Portland and seven offices around the world. Career Day host. 

Leading college options in arts & communication:

Portland Community College: Oregon’s largest postsecondary institution, with multiple locations. Programs in arts & communication include graphic design, multimedia, music, theater arts, communication studies, journalism, and more. 

Mt. Hood Community College: Community college located in Gresham, Oregon offering more than 120 professional and technical programs. Programs in visual arts, painting, design & drawing, integrated media, journalism, and more. 

Index of additional employers and postsecondary partners**: 

Phagans School of Hair Design:  Programs in hair design, esthetics, nail technology, barbering, and more. Click here for more information or book a tour. Watch: Why Choose Beauty & Phagans Virtual Tour


Aveda Institute Portland

Explore Viz Comm

Oregon Film

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Paul Mitchell PDX

Rain the Growth Agency

Summit Salon Academy PDX


The Art of Makeup School

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