10. Physical sciences
89.9% of all physical science graduates in 2010-11 had either found a job or entered further education within 6 months of completing their first degrees.
9. Mathematical sciences
Mathematicians are clearly in demand – 89.9% had landed jobs or further education positions within 6 months of 2011/11 graduation. Let’s just hope their skills are being employed to better effect than tweaking Libor rates or inventing impossibly complex financial derivatives.
8. Historical & philosophical studies
A perhaps surprising inclusion in the top 10 is historical and philosophical studies graduates, 90.1% of whom had landed jobs or further studies within six months of finishing their degrees. They beat students of subjects which failed to make the list including engineering, architecture and computer science.
Much as we Brits hate to admit it, the ability to speak another language is a highly sought-after skill in the job market these days – and 90.3% of 2010/11 language graduates have the jobs to prove it.
6. Biological sciences
Studying biological sciences isn’t all about field trips chasing elephants around the savannahs. 90.9% of recent graduates have walked into jobs or more studies, with biotech and other related industries currently booming.
5. Agriculture & related subjects
Until recently farming wasn’t a career you’d necessarily associate with university education. But these days degrees in agriculture and other related subjects are widespread and clearly come in handy – 91.3% of students who graduated from them in 2010/11 found work within six months.
If there’s one degree choice which has always been seen as a near-guarantee of respectable, well-paid employment, it has to be law. That’s as true today as ever, with 91.9% of 2010/11′s law graduates finding themselves work.
3. Subjects allied to medicine
This broad category encompasses degrees such as biomedical science and neurology. Across the spectrum an impressive 94% of students were able to quickly find work.
Whatever you think of Michael Gove’s reforms, this statistic seems to show how much we still need teachers – 94.8% of all those leaving university with degrees relating to education picked up work or further study right away.
1. Medicine, dentistry and veterinary science
A predictable number one, but the margin is still remarkable. A massive 99.4% of all students graduating in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science landed themselves jobs or further study within six months of graduating. How many of these new doctors found their jobs in Australia is not recorded in this data, however.
Source by : telegraph.co.uk