Betsy Mikel writes about graduating with a journalism degree and surveying the jobscape with dismay. About a quarter of people with journalism or communications degrees wish they'd gone into another field, a study from the University of Georgia's Grady College recently found.
"There are only about 10 jobs in the whole country in your field and about 100,000,000 people are competing for them," Mikel writes.
To make matters worse, those jobs happen to be located in the middle of small-town Alaska, far away from friends and family with pay way below the cost of living. ... My passion for journalism was still strong, but the instability of the field made me realize I needed a new plan.(more...)