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Journalism Tops List of Most Useless College Degrees

Just what all our readers needed to hear! It’s inspiring, feel-good stories like this that keep FishbowlNY blogging day after day.

The Daily Beast has compiled a list of the 20 most useless college degrees, and right at the top is Journalism. Well, if you’re going to be useless, we say, might as well be the best at it.

Here are the job/salary statistics for those lucky enough to have majored in the most useless degree.

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

Rounding out the top five most useless degrees are Horticulture, Agriculture, Advertising, and Fashion Design. So yes, Journalism students: you’ll have better luck switching to a degree in Horticulture. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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