The Daily Beast recently ranked the “20 Most Useless Degrees” and journalism ranked at number one based on these statistics:
Median starting salary: $35,800
Median mid-career salary: $66,600
Change in number of jobs, 2008-2018: -4,400
Percentage Change in number of jobs, 2008-2018: -6.32
Undergraduate field of study: Communications
Number of students awarded degrees 2008-2009: 78,009
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I guess my parents were right — a journalism degree won’t get me anywhere. I guess I need to go into medicine and/or engineering now, right?