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The worst master's degrees for jobs in the U.S. 2019

This statistics shows a ranking of master's degrees with the worst job prospects in the United States in 2019, according to mid-career median income. The worst master's degree for job prospects was counseling with a median mid-career salary of 55,451 U.S. dollars.

Masters degrees with the worst job prospects in the United States in 2019, by mid-career median pay

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Release date

November 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

To determine the worst master's degrees for jobs, data was sourced from to determine mid-career salaries of workers with 45 of the most popular degrees. Data on employment projection was also sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistic.

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