Lifestyle: Postgrad degree does not guarantee jobs, say Taiwan workers

(From CNA)

More than 80% of workers in Taiwan think that an advanced degree does not guarantee a good job, the online job bank yes123 said Tuesday, citing a poll it conducted recently.

This is an indication that the value of postgraduate degrees is depreciating in the local job market.

The value of postgraduate degrees is depreciating in Taiwan’s job market.

According to the poll, 83.7% of workers think it not that easy for people with master’s degrees or higher to land a good job since more and more people are earning such qualifications in Taiwan, the job bank said.

This is an indication that the value of postgraduate degrees is depreciating in the local job market, the job bank said.

The poll showed that only 20.6% of workers with undergraduate degrees are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies as a means of securing a better job.

Among workers with master’s degrees, only 12.5% plan to pursue a doctorate as means of increasing their competitiveness in the job market, according to the poll.

It showed that 48.9% percent of employees feel they are being paid below the level of their education, while only 5.7% think they are receiving a salary in line with their educational qualifications. Read More



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