More bad news for those budding Ernie Pyles of the world as The Daily Beast ranks journalism at the top of its most useless degree list.
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
When those now-degreed students entered college, journalism was still doing fine, though beginning to feel the first effects of the Internet. But by the 2008-2009 period, the landscape had radically changed and anyone actually able to find a job of any kind was considered lucky.
Journalism schools are trying to adapt to survive. But in a world where traditional journalism is dying, students seeking a j-school degree are doing so at their own risk.