Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Engineering and Health Sciences degrees have better employment opportunities

Women are the majority in all branches except for Engineering and Architecture, groups with higher contribution base and number of permanent contracts. Qualifications with the highest percentage of self-employed are Health Sciences, according to the Social Security affiliation. The Engineering and Health Sciences have the highest occupancy rates in jobs commensurate with their training.

The major concern of a new graduate is unable to work in the field that has devoted years of study and effort. The qualifications that better employment recorded in 2014 and in the previous three years, according to data from the Social Security affiliation analyzed by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), were Computer Engineering (82%), Chemical Engineering and Computer engineering (75.5%). They also emphasize the degrees in Medicine (83%), Pharmacy, Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Finance (83%) and bachelor's degrees in Labour Sciences (75.6%). In the first cycle studies are head the diplomas in speech therapy (80%) Optometry (86%), Statistics (86%) and Master Specialty in Foreign (81%) Language, among others. It also stresses that the most graduates are women (64.7% versus 32.4% of men) in all branches of knowledge, except in engineering and architecture (69.3% of men compared to 30.7% of women), although it is detected, however, that men are the majority in the group with the highest contribution base, and the difference in this section in favor of men is more pronounced precisely in Engineering and Architecture. The Engineering and Health Sciences have the highest occupancy rates in jobs commensurate with their training By type of contract, qualifications with the highest percentage of self-employed belong to Health Sciences , while the group of Engineering and Architecture hosts the largest percentage of members with permanent contracts and higher salary levels, which are also the qualifications Health Sciences. In both cases there are no differences by sex. Graduates in the field of Health Sciences have the best rate of affiliation by contribution group, followed by the branches of Engineering and Science, ie, which have higher occupancy percentages of jobs commensurate with their training .

The data have been prepared by the Statistics Department of the UCM to the Social Council of the University and come from the first study Labour insertion of university graduates. The prospect of membership in the Social Security , the result of an agreement between the General Secretariat of Universities, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and the Conference of Social Councils of Spanish Universities and has been compiled from membership data Social Security. To obtain this information was followed up, between 2010 and 2014, the employment of graduates of promotion 2009-2010 nationwide.

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