...this might be one reason:
Hot Job's list of the Worst-Paying College Degrees. Some of the usual suspects (horticulture, drama and music) are in the Top 10, but they still rank behind Social Work, which finished in the #1 position. What a career track: terrible pay and lousy working conditions for the next 30 or 40 years.
Still, we were surprised to see that "Journalism" didn't make the list. In fact, a 2008 survey by the University of Georgia found that only six in ten J-school grads had a full-time job within six to eight months of graduation. And, the same study found that the average salary for a new grad was only $30,000 a year, which should put journalists ahead of social workers on the worst-paying list.
But then again, that article on poor-paying college degrees was (presumably) written by a journalism school product. Sometimes, the truth is too painful to admit.