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Most graduates' jobs not related to majors: survey

Most graduates' jobs not related to majors: survey

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) Most people do not find jobs closely related to what they focused on in college or in universities, according to a recent online survey by a job bank.
The survey, conducted by the 104 job bank on people who graduated in the last five years, found that only 25.6 percent of respondents said they were employed in a profession closely related to their major in college or university.
About 52.4 percent of respondents who had studied the arts said their work was related to their major, 50 percent of mass communication majors, and 48.2 percent of those who studied health and medical sciences.
People whose college majors were closely related to their current professions were paid about NT$3,300 more in monthly salary, the survey found.
The average monthly salary for a person whose first job related to one's major was NT$28,467 -- compared with NT$25,166 for those whose work was unrelated their majors.
Meanwhile, another survey found that if college or university graduates want to earn NT$1 million in annual salary in five years, they should seek sales jobs.
Nearly 54 percent of employers said that graduates have the best chance of earning NT$1 million annually if they are in sales.
About 26 percent of respondents said engineering jobs have the best chance, and 25.8 percent suggested finance jobs.
(By Cheng Yun-hsuan and Fanny Liu)




Updated : 2021-06-20 19:11 GMT+08:00