The Majority of Journalism Majors Regret Their College Decision to Go the Journalist Route
According to a poll by ZipRecruiter, 87% of Journalism majors indicated that they regret their decision to pursue a journalism major, and would select a different major if they could go back in time.
Sociology and Liberal Arts majors (72%) and communications majors (64%) expressed similar sentiments.
“When we graduate, reality hits,” declared ZipRecruiter head economist, Sinem Buber. He continued by stating “When you are barely managing to pay your bills, your paycheck might become more important.”
On average, 44% of all job seekers who have college degrees regret the major they took.
Per “The College Payoff” report conducted by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, bachelor’s degree holders generally earn 84% more than individuals holding a high school diploma. However, there are some nuances to this.
Students who major in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are expected to earn the most money.
Similarly, health and business majors are among the highest-paying fields of study, which generally lead to average annual wages that are higher throughout a career compared with liberal arts and humanities majors, per the Georgetown Center’s findings.
Clearly, there are majors that are far more lucrative than others. After racking up so much debt and not being able to find solid work, many of these disgruntled journalists and other Humanities majors are demanding student loan bailouts for their poor college decisions.
In fairness, many colleges push misleading information about degree programs they offer and market them as easy gateways into the middle class, when it’s not necessarily the case.
For that reason, these institutions must be punished through the taxation of their endowments. In addition, the America First right must promote trade schools and other alternative forms of education that are more affordable and useful for everyday Americans.
The present education system is a scam of the highest order.