4 interesting/important things I learned in Ch.1 of the book Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics. http://www.amazon.com/Public-Relations-Strategies-Tactics-Study/dp/020562622X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276488695&sr=8-1
Public relations is 20th on Money magazines “50 Best Jobs” list, and was rated as a “D” on stress level and a “B” for creativity.
There are many different definitions of public relations, but all of them have the same common key words: deliberate, planned, performance, public interest, two-way communication, and management function.
There are five basic areas anyone with career plans in PR should be skilled in: writing skill, research ability, planning expertise, problem-solving ability, and buisness/economics competence.
The median entry-level salary for public relations graduates in 2007 was 30,000 dollars.