Graduate Careers Australia has released the results of its annual survey of university graduates (GradStats) recently. Let’s have a look at how health graduates fared….
1. Percentage of graduates who went into full-time employment
In terms of the employment rate of graduates from Australian tertiary institutions with a Bachelor’s Degree:
- The vast majority (96.9%) of medical graduates found an intern position for 2014
- The vast majority (97.6%) of pharmacy graduates found an intern (a one-year pre-registration training) position for 2014 (please see our article from June 2013 regarding the labour market for pharmacists)
- The psychology statistics may be misleading as to become a registered psychologist, post-graduate study is required. The employment statistic was for people who have completed an undergraduate degree in psychology.
- Approximately 1 in 6 dentistry graduates are seeking a full-time job (see our article from January 2013 regarding part-time positions in dentistry, this trend may be continuing)
- The jobs market for graduate nurses still appears to be tight (see our article from August 2013)
2. Starting salaries for graduates entering full-time jobs
- Dentistry – $80,000
- Optometry – $70,000
- Engineering – $64,000
- Earth sciences – $60,000
- Medicine – $60,000
For more information, click on the link to access GradStats 2013.