Journalism Ranks 8th on Newsweek's List of 13 Most Useless Majors →

How they did it:

This year we started with new research (PDF) from Georgetown University—which drew from two years of census data to determine the prospects for myriad majors—to narrow down our list to more than three dozen popular college majors. We also used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, equally weighing the following categories to determine current and future employment and earnings potential for our final ranking.

The final ranking stats for journalism:

Unemployment, recent grad: 7.7 percent
Unemployment, experienced grad: 6.0 percent
Earnings, recent grad: $32,000
Earnings, experienced grad: $58,000
Projected growth, 2010–2020: -6 percent
Related occupations: Reporter, correspondent, broadcast news analyst

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    The irony is the industry that constantly reports these findings
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    "Mama said there’d be days like this."
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    #education Journalism a useless education, I wouldn’t say useless. But I will say that there are an abundance of...
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    -_-
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    sweet. i love my major! :D
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    I guess I’ll try not to get to depressed…
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    This is one of the most idiotic compilations I’ve yet to see. How original are you compiling yet another lists of...
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    That awkward moment when this week I sort of want to be a photojournalist. It all depends: how much hard work am I...
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    This just makes me want to work even harder, make my own opportunities, and push my way through the crowd. It’s not a...
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    haha and my English teacher was telling me to go into journalism xD
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    Being a journalist is still the best job on Earth.
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    Sad! “Useless” is such a harsh word.
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