A degree in Communication opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities. The profiles below highlight people with Communication degrees who are now employed in a range of interesting positions.
Jessica A. Knapp
Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Communication, Fordham University
B.A., English, Seattle University
Health Communication Professional and Instructor of Strategic Communication at Seattle University
As a health communication professional, Knapp offers various services to medical staff, including scripting, coaching, fostering compassionate communication skills, and teaching negotiation skills, all aimed at improving their communication with patients. Knapp argues that improved patient-provider communication ultimately improves patients’ health outcomes. Knapp has also worked as an editor and writer for branding and advertising firms and teaches strategic communication at Seattle University. Knapp has written about chronic illness on The Mighty.