The overall employment of marketing professionals is expected to increase by 13 percent through 2018, or higher than the national average. This industry is highly competitive, especially among sales personnel and sales managers. Marketing majors can also look for employment opportunities in advertising, market research, public relations, and promotions. Starting salaries for marketing majors that graduated in 2009 averaged $43,325, and the median annual wages for marketing managers varies significantly by industry and managerial responsibility.
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