Speech Communications Majors have a wide field of jobs that can be their goal. Professional public speaking is one of the last truly Renaissance Man jobs. If you can be great at communication with words, the world is yours to master.
For this, looks do not necessarily matter. They may help but your words are your power.
Rather than a tightly focused career that may not be in vogue or even needed later in your life, to develop you public speaking skills will prepare you for a wide variety of job and career opportunities.
Public speaking and analytical skills are essential for most career paths.
The path of public speaking can take you to a world of jobs. Consider just a few.
Work in communications, public relations (now called public information), government, public service, sales of various kinds, publishing, journalism (even print journalism has become audio), advertising, education, performing arts, medical, nursing, and business.
Before going to the list, there is a special way to start speaking for profit. It involves trading talent for travel. The travel is aboard Cruise Lines and you can cruise free.
I need to warn you that it is several pages of reading. First you will find all the types of speakers the cruise lines are looking for. Actually, it is not just speakers.
Note...this is a job in high demand in many countries. It is not always easy. It will allow you to see the world in a unique way. Most people when they travel will see the world as though a game on a field. They have box seats to watch. When you become a teacher, you get to be on the field and play in the game rather than watch.
Note...You can become an adjunct faculty even if you have no college. All that is required is BAM (Brains and Motivation).
This is just a small list of professional public speaking jobs available. Is there something you could do as a professional public speaker? Where is your public speaking job?
When I hear the saying that most would rather die than give a public speech it makes me wonder. Where is the science or is it just something that sounds chic to say. If studied today, it seems that most people would be in fear of first, the dentist, second would be a pop math quiz where they could not use a calculator or their fingers, and third would be a cancer diagnosis.
Professional Public Speaking is too much a part of our lives where ever we are and what ever we do to dismiss it. Like it or not, we all do it. Our ability will determine our success.