Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Mass Communication/Media Studies Requirements

A mass media degree gives students an understanding of media, media technology, and its influence upon domestic and global culture and society. It also provides students with an overview of different forms of media, including broadcasting, print and cinema. Students learn production techniques, explore technological changes to media industries, as well as societal and cultural changes that result from media content.

Mass Communication/Media Studies Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Mass Communication/Media Studies degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Mass Communication/Media Studies degrees have experience in is Camera Operator, followed by Social Media Manager, Producer, Journalist, Videographer, Film and Video Editor, Filmmaker, Editor, Copywriter, and Public Relations Specialist.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Camera Operator 2.4% 0.1% 23.7×
Social Media Manager 5.7% 0.4% 14.0×
Producer 3.7% 0.3% 14.2×
Journalist 6.2% 0.6% 11.1×
Videographer 2.4% 0.1% 30.1×
Film and Video Editor 1.9% 0.3% 7.1×
Filmmaker 1.6% 0.2% 7.4×
Editor 4.3% 0.4% 9.9×
Copywriter 5.5% 0.5% 11.7×
Public Relations Specialist 7.0% 0.3% 21.0×

Mass Communication/Media Studies Salary

Mass Communication/Media Studies graduates earn on average $33k, putting them in the 25th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $25k
Median (average earners) $33k
75th (top earners) $45k

Mass Communication/Media Studies Underemployment

Mass Communication/Media Studies graduates are not very well employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 66%
Part-Time 27%
Low-paying 14%

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