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Switzerland: 9 Out of 10 Graduates’ Work Field Corresponds With Their Education, Official Data Shows

A survey conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) showed that 93 percent of graduates of higher education were employed in a job commensurate with their level of education.

Moreover, the proportion of graduates of higher education who have an unsuitable job – indicating that such a job is taken into account if it does not require a university degree and corresponds to professional qualifications for training, is between one percent for university graduates and ten. percent for federal degree holders, TheSchengen.com reports.

The majority of college graduates take up the job they do one year after graduation after graduation. Only five percent (a master’s degree from a university) or ten percent (a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences) have been in paid employment for more than three years, and thus during their studies already,” notes the press release issued by the office regarding the 2018 results.

Additionally, those with a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences have a 10% higher risk of taking unsuitable jobs than those who change jobs after graduation.

However, HBB graduates joined companies before graduating – which is not a risk of insufficient jobs. Higher vocational training often occurs in proportion to employment and is related to it in terms of content.

In support of this, the data reveal that the majority of graduates with a federal degree, about 73 percent of them, or a federal diploma (78 percent), had a job in their field before graduating. About 60 percent of federal degree holders and 69 percent of federal diploma holders have worked for the same company for at least three years.

The Swiss government is not only generous with the work experiences of its citizens but also third-country nationals with a master’s or doctorate degree. The Swiss Federal Council previously announced that it is working to create legal privileges for foreigners who have graduated with a master’s or doctorate degree in the country and who wish to reside on Swiss soil.

The press release from the Federal Council notes that “in order to meet this requirement, they must be excluded from the maximum number of annual residence permits if their employment is of high scientific or economic importance.”

Data from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office reveals that there were 191,812 international students in Switzerland in the 2019/2020 academic year. About 83,736 of these students are enrolled in universities of applied sciences, 14,844 in medicine and pharmacy, 10,711 in engineering and

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