Statistics Shows a Growing Number of People Taking Master’s Courses
According to the Ministry of Education there are a growing number of people taking up master’s degrees in the span of ten years, in hopes to get a higher paying job and status, while others prefer to stay as students a little longer. Because of this postgraduates are finding it hard to look for jobs than people holding bachelor’s degrees
The latest statistics showed that the country is planning to enroll more than 517,000 students taking up master’s course, compared to 260,000 students in 2003. And because of the sharp increase in demand, several universities have started enrolling more postgraduate students. The human resources department in Jiangsu Province said around 90 percent of undergraduates was able to find jobs after graduating last year and around 85 percent of postgraduates found jobs.
And due to stiff competition the only way postgraduates can find a job is by lowering their salary demands. Education experts are suggesting that universities should slow down in the enrollment and focus more on the quality. With the current postgraduate education system that focuses more on teaching and lecturing than research those with postgraduate degrees are not that appealing to employers, thus the need to lower salary expectations.