Anyone whos got info about either of these studies (or job prospects) please share! I need to know a bit more about these fields from some different perspectives.
Although these are fun fields of study and work, they're harder ones to find jobs/careers in these days. I graduated from college in 2009 with a liberal arts degree (which I believe communication would fall under) and yeah, I'm make in college getting another degree because I couldn't find a job after searching for two-three years. Science is more where it's at now. Marketing may be better off then communication. You could try combing the two or majoring in one and minoring in another. Then you have both as an option. It also depends on when you'd be done with school. Hopefully the job field starts recovering a lot more very soon.
To find out more information, go to a guidance counselor or someone at the school you're thinking of attending. Research online. Colleges usually will explain the field a bit and some job possibilities on their website or something. Some will have brochures.
Communication you could look into broadcasting or something like that. Radio, maybe newsprint but that's kind of falling to the wayside.
Hope this helps some!
I have seen many articles recently that say if you are not fairly certain you can get a job in whatever field you are majoring in for college - you should either change your major or take a different post-education route (such as a trade school). Whatever you study in college needs to be something marketable. A college degree is a business investment, and you need to find a career that can pay for said investment.
On that note - I would say there is more work for marketing, but at the same time marketing is very hard and competitive field. If you are great at it, you can make large amounts of money and be a very hot commodity.
Start-up company's are always looking for great marketing people to help them get their name out. If you can make a name for yourself you can walk into just about any major start-up company and ask for $200k a year and they will pay it. I know my boss's, son's start up just hired the marketing direct that was behind Twitter for over $250k/yr.