Employment Report Shows Majors With Job Hunting Difficulty
According to a 2012 Student employment report released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the unemployment rates and salaries for graduates who took either of the nine majors namely, animation, biological science, law, engineering, biology sports education, mathematics and application, English, biological engineering, international economics and trade are decreasing.
While nine undergraduate majors were marked are red majors meaning graduates with who took these majors will find it difficult to look for jobs. The red majors belong to the three year colleges are legal assistance, clinical medicine, computer science, management, international finance, legal affairs, computer application, e-business, Chinese and literature.
Several universities are enrolling more students in popular majors, creating an excessive amount of graduates entering the work force thus creating more competition. In 2011 alone more than 460,000 graduated from 1,247 majors in 2,093 universities. Among the graduates 82 percent chose to work either full time or part time, 1.6 percent chose to open their own business, while 9.3 percent are unemployed. Among the unemployed 1.1 percent are preparing for post graduate programs in China or overseas and 2.1 percent are staying home rather than going out to look for jobs or have continued to study.
Graduates of green majors get jobs with higher pay and have better prospects for graduates of harbor and coastal engineering, geographical engineering, ship and marine engineering, gas engineering, oil engineering, mineral engineering and processing. Other popular jobs were in the fields in accounting, auditing and administration.