Journalism tops list of ‘most regretted’ college degrees: Survey

Newspapers at a local news stall in Srinagar, Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

In a survey conducted by jobs recruiter, ZipRecruiter, of more than 1,500 college graduates who were looking for a job, 10 degrees have come out on the top of the rankings with Journalism topping the list.

Journalism degree has topped the rankings at 87% with some job seekers looking at the choice as being bad for their careers.

The 10 most regretted college degrees according to the survey are Journalism 87%, Sociology-72%, Liberal Arts/ General Studies-72%, Communication-64%, Education-61%, Marketing Management and Research- 60%.

-Medical or Clinical Assisting-58%, Political Science-56%, Biology-52%, English Literature and Language-52%, While Journalism turned out to be the most regretful degree, what’s interesting to note is that Sociology and Marketing Management showed an increase in the percentage of graduates considering the degrees for the same as being not good for their future.

The study also found that candidates with a good career trajectory and salary are most satisfied with their decision to take up a certain degree.

The report also found out that 44% of all job seekers are not happy with the field of education they chose.

But on the flip side, there are favoured degrees as well among the graduates who are or would rather pick these as their field of study if given a choice. And not so surprisingly, Computer Science and Information technology at 72% is the most desired field among college graduates.

Followed by: Criminology-72%, Engineering-71%, Nursing-69%, Health-67%, Business administration and management-66%, Finance-66%, Psychology-65%, Construction Trades-65%, and Human Resource Management- 58%.


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