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Marketing is a very diverse field! In marketing you could either be a general marketer who participates in many of these activities within a company, or specialize in just one or two of them. The structure of that can vary from company to company. Here are some of the many different areas of marketing:
Email (for business marketing)
Social Media (for business marketing)
Search engine optimization
Digital marketing (web advertising or web analytics)
There are also marketing jobs in a variety of different fields/industries, including:
As you can see, there is a lot of diversity in the type of career you can have in marketing. Typically, people who go into marketing have skills such as a friendly and outgoing personality, creativity, organization, data analysis, and negotiation. It varies a little--creativity is more important for a graphic designer, whereas data analysis is more important for web analytics or market research.
Here are a few resources to help you get to know what a career in marketing is all about: