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Newsweek: The No. 1 most useless college degree is...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TigerVols, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...the very same one most of us have!

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

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  3. ringer

    ringer Active Member

    You mean phys. ed? Or geography?
  4. btm

    btm Member

    It said the median starting salary is $35,800...

    Where in the hell did they come up with that?
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    ... mine.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Can't quibble with #1. but when they star putting mechanical engineering and chemistry on there -- as more useless than human resources or theater -- kinda have to wonder whose grudges and regrets are influencing these "rankings."
  7. JayhawkEditor

    JayhawkEditor New Member

    Steak Snabler, you just made my day.
  8. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Maybe by averaging PR and journalism together? Otherwise, I don't know.
  9. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.
  10. lohengrin

    lohengrin Member

    Newsweek calling anybody or anything "useless???"
  11. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    The methodology says they equally weighted, starting/mid-career salaries, expected chance in total jobs and expected chance in percentage of jobs.

    So using that standard, it's pretty obvious Journalism comes in first. Only five of the 20 listed even go negative in those last two numbers, and none can touch a loss of more than six percent of jobs from 2008-18.

    Not that I'd tell a kid to major in it, but the method doesn't exactly convince me of anything.
  12. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    If you ain't first, you're last.
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