Full Speed Ahead for Postgraduate Employment
Released on: December 29, 2011, 10:30 am
According to a new study, Rising Wage Inequality and
Postgraduate Education compiled by economist lecturers and researchers
Joanne Lindley of The University of Surrey, and Stephen Machin of
University College London, there are some interesting distinctions to
be made between first degree graduate employment and postgraduate.
Students studying postgraduate programmes have more than doubled in the UK since
1996, from 4% to 11% in 2009. There has also been a steady increase in the share of
postgraduate employment in the UK, rising from 30% in 1980 to 37% in 2009. Alongside
the increase in postgraduate employability there has also been a remarkable increase
in the wage gap between classic graduates and postgraduates, rising from 6% in 1996
to 13% in 2009.
The possible reason for growth is due to technological change and advancement across
many industries in the UK. These are industries that are more likely to be involved
in R&D, innovation, computer usage and investment in computers. This is good news
for postgraduates, as their technical skills such as, advanced numeracy, high levels
of analysing complex problems, and specialist knowledge or understanding are
increasingly required in these areas.
According to the 2010 Labour Force Survey, the top occupations for Masters graduates are: Secondary Education
Teachers, Software Professionals, Marketing and Sales Managers, Management
Consultants, Actuaries, Economists and Statisticians and Information and
Communications Technology Managers. All these roles require the advanced skills that
Masters graduates learn at University.
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Questions and further information:
Andy Pritchard, The Science Registry Ltd, Redlands, 3/5 Tapton House Road,
Sheffield, S10 5BY
Tel: 00 44 (0)114 268 4940
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