I love working in UX because I am naturally curious about how people’s brains work and I just want to make things easier.
I’ve worked with UX people who have come from lots of different backgrounds - visual design, market research, psychology, Web design (more technical) but not many communication specialists like me.
It’s a great field for me because - depending on the project - I might be running user research, analysing data to generate findings and recommendations, doing a content audit, designing e-forms or rewriting entire websites following service re-design.
What surprised me when I started was how much UX thinking I was already doing as a communications practitioner.
What still surprises me is that some UX researchers seem to think that simply reporting numbers is the same as analysis!
The reasons I like working in UX are the same reasons I loved working in communications: learning about different companies, listening to what the audience needs and delivering stuff that actually helps people.
Don’t feel you have to be an all-rounder. I focus on the aspects I enjoy the most (and am therefore better at). If you have a chance to explore and see what grabs you, take it.