Worst Master's Degree For Getting A Job: Library & Information Science, Says Forbes
According to a recent study by Forbes, getting a master's degree in Library & Information Science is a good way to not make any money, ever. It's the degree with the lowest pay rank, and the worst estimated growth rank.
More, from Forbes:
“Library and information science degree-holders bring in $57,600 mid-career, on average. Common jobs for them are school librarian, library director and reference librarian, and there are expected to be just 8.5% more of them by 2020.”
The best? Physician Assistant Studies, with a mid-career median pay of $97,000. Let's all go be doctors!
Kidding. This should just make us respect librarians more. It's a labor of love. It should also make us sad, because it's another indicator of how badly libraries are struggling.
Anyone studying, or have studied for, this degree? Anyone planning on it? Does this affect your decision?
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