Monday, May 9, 2011

Journalism degrees "most worthless" - Newsweek

From Emma Thomas -

In a timely manner, Newsweek Magazine published the "most worthless degrees" for recent college graduates. They examined available jobs in the overall market and starting salaries for graduates of all majors offered for undergraduates.  Topping the list at No. 1 is Journalism.  Newsweek found the average starting salary to be $35,800, and that between 2008 to 2018, the overall change in the number of jobs will be -4,400, with the percentage change in the number of jobs during that same time is -6.32%.
Even a major considered a safe haven to make a profit in the field of communications made the list --coming in at the No. 4 spot was advertising, with an average starting salary of $37,800, the overall change in the number of jobs will be -800 from 2008-2018, and percentage change in number of jobs in that time will be -1.71%.

For other top "worthless" college degrees, visit "Media Gallery: 20 Most Useless Degrees," The Daily Beast

Also I found a variety of news networks and local college sites commenting on this report:
Fox News story, "Journalism Tops List of the Most Useless College Degrees"
Huffington Post slide show and story, "The 20 Most Useless Degrees"
Diary of a Media Junkie blog "Journalism: Most Useless College Degree?"

And this from Newsweek, recently sold for a record $1 - Ben Bates

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