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- Median wage early career: $35,000
- Median wage mid-career: $60,000
- Unemployment 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.