18. Mass media

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $35,000Median wage mid-career: $60,000Unemployment rate: 7.8%Underemployment rate: 55.2%Share with graduate degree: 18.3%

Mass media is a broad major that incorporates media history, media criticism, and the social and cultural effects of mass media. The best students who enroll in a mass media major have a variety of career options to choose from, including public relations, media planning, advertising, and journalism. However, many mass media majors struggle to find jobs in their field and have the highest unemployment rate on this list, at 7.8 percent.