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

Joining journalism in the world of useless degrees is horticulture, agriculture, advertising and fashion design. Click here for a complete list.

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?

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