Quantcast

The Bachelor’s Brittany Hockley and Helena Sauzier flash the flesh at yacht party

The Bachelor's Brittany Hockley and Helena Sauzier flash the flesh as they glam-up for a yacht party in Sydney By Caleb Taylor For Daily Mail...
More

    Mystery as MasterChef: The Professionals edits out one of its four contestants

    Mystery as MasterChef: The Professionals edits out one of its four contestants and leaves curious viewers scratching their heads as to what happened MasterChef viewers...

    Carl Lentz is pictured throwing out the trash at his new $16k-a-month Manhattan Beach home

    EXCLUSIVE Taking out the trash: Disgraced Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz is pictured throwing out boxes for a 65″ telly and a washing machine as...

    Horror crash between truck and bus in Brazil leaves more than 40 people dead 

    Horror crash between truck and bus carrying 51 employees from textile company in Brazil leaves more than 40 people dead A bus transporting 51 people...

    Experts reveal Australia’s pandemic-proof university courses you should enrol in now to find a job

    The degrees that are pandemic-proof: Experts reveal the graduate courses you should enrol in now if you want avoid redundancy

    • Teaching, pharmacy and engineering degrees among highest-rated study areas
    • Just 68.7 per cent of graduates found job within four months of finishing course
    • But vast majority of pharmacy degree holders – 96.4 per cent – in full-time work
    • Medicine graduates in third for this year with an 86.7 per cent employment rate

    Teaching, pharmacy and engineering degrees are among the most pandemic-proof study areas for finding a job after university, a study has found.

    The federal Education Department’s Graduate Outcomes Survey found just 68.7 per cent of graduates who left university in the past year had found a full-time job within four months of finishing their course.

    By comparison, the full-time undergraduate employment rate was 72.2 per cent before the COVID-19 crisis sent the Australian economy into recession.

    Almost all pharmacy degree holders though – 96.4 per cent – had a full-time job this year after graduating. 

    Pharmacy graduates are among the most likely to secure a job within four months of graduating, recent figures have revealed (stock image)

    AUSTRALIA’S PANDEMIC-PROOF DEGREES 

    Pharmacy – 96.4 per cent full-time employment rate after four months

    Rehabilitation – 87.3 per cent

    Medicine – 86.7 per cent 

    Engineering –  83 per cent

    Teacher education – 80.6 per cent

    Dentistry – 80 per cent 

    Veterinary science – 78.2 per cent 

    Source: 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey

    Advertisement

    Only 60.9 per cent of humanities students secured a job within four months of graduating, a decrease of almost four per cent compared to the year before.

    But those with a teaching degree still have a high chance of full-time employment – with that figure dropping only 0.2 per cent to 80.6 per cent from 2019.

    Medicine graduates came in third for 2020 with an 86.7 per cent employment rate, while engineering was fourth at 83 per cent.

    Veterinary science degree-holders also fared well with 78.2 per cent finding a job. 

    The worst degrees for employment prospects were mathematics and science, which gave graduates only a 59.1 per cent chance at landing a full-time job within the time period.

    One engineering executive said the range of work for graduates in the sector meant there were always jobs available.

    ‘One of the great attractions of the profession is the huge variety of tasks and environments in which engineers find themselves working,’ Engineers Australia chief executive Dr Bronwyn Evans told News Corp.

    Government figures showed veterinary science degree holders fared well with 78.2 per cent finding a full-time job

    Government figures showed veterinary science degree holders fared well with 78.2 per cent finding a full-time job

    ‘From designing buildings or spacecraft to leading project teams or combating the effects of climate, engineers are everywhere.’

    The government survey released this month said vocationally-oriented study areas – those training for a particular career – tended have the most success in the labour market.

    ‘Workers in service-type activities like the events and entertainment industries have been most impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions,’ the survey said.

    Only three universities trended upwards in terms of finding their students a job after graduation – the University of Southern Queensland, and regional New South Wales’ the University of New England and Southern Cross University. 

    Those with a teaching degree still have a high chance of full-time employment - with 80.6 per cent having found a job within four months

    Those with a teaching degree still have a high chance of full-time employment – with 80.6 per cent having found a job within four months

    Medicine graduates came in third for 2020 with an 86.7 per cent full-time employment rate

    Medicine graduates came in third for 2020 with an 86.7 per cent full-time employment rate 

    A recent study meanwhile found graduate teachers are earning more than lawyers in their first year out of university. 

    Teachers have a minimum wage of $70,000 in every state in Australia, and can earn in excess of $110,000 after a few years’ experience. 

    Teachers also enjoy an average of 12 weeks of holidays in contrast to the standard four week annual leave period.

    A first year lawyer by comparison can expect to earn about $65,000.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    Mission Impossible 7: Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell film in Rome

    Tom Cruise shoots scenes from a doorless car while Hayley Atwell does her own make-up as filming continues for Mission Impossible 7 in Rome By...

    Saira Khan, 50, strips down to her lingerie to dance

    Saira Khan, 50, strips down to her lingerie to dance after lamenting she has 'kids misbehaving, my foot in a cast and Christmas dilemmas' By...

    Britain’s daily coronavirus cases continue to fall with 17,555 new infections

    Britain's daily coronavirus cases continue to fall with 17,555 new infections and deaths plateau with 498 more victims Daily cases have now been dropping for...