The importance of Post – Graduate Education on the job market

From an insight of the Rome Business School’s Employability and Professional Future Research Report, shows the professional advantages that come from the achievement of a Master programme.

Although the data confirm the effectiveness of the degree to increase the possibility of obtaining a desired job or to improve one’s salary expectations, it emerged that, on a global level, in an increasingly demanding and competitive market, employers require always more specialized skills, often obtainable only through a post-graduate degree.

In this sense, as highlighted by the Rome Business School’s 2020 Employment Report, the advantages from a professional point of view that can derive from the achievement of a Master are countless.

It is evident, in fact, that a Master’s degree helps to increase specialized knowledge and offers a deeper understanding of personal skills, as well as guaranteeing a greater career orientation, skills that are already fundamental to find space within a specific professional field.

This specific knowledge increases the competence in a particular discipline, offering a significant advantage when faced with potential employers, who, also due to the so-called “globalization of skills” are increasingly demanding and increasingly looking for specialized figures to hire, especially within the emerging professions. In fact, as the job market evolves, a Master’s degree shows a clear intention form the candidate to improve his or her competences in a specific sector, as well as to increase the credibility of the company itself.

Dwelling on some data from the Rome Business School, we note that 40% of students found a job even before finishing their course of study and that 27% were hired within one year form the end of their Master.

It is known that postgraduate courses with high disciplinary and interdisciplinary specialization make it possible to strengthen and expand knowledge to successfully respond to the needs of the labor market. Furthermore, lifelong learning remains a winning opportunity to find a job more easily, even better paid, or to enhance one’s professional role growing according to the needs and trends of the market. In fact, analyzing some data from the AlmaLaurea Consortium, shows that, one year after obtaining the Master, the employment rate is 88.6% overall: 88.4% for 1st level Master’s graduates and 89.0% for second level graduates.

Therefore, those who acquire a Master’s degree, seem to need a shorter time to approach the desired employment level, second level graduates reach a rate of employment equal to 86.8%, a percentage just a little bit lower than the students who gets a job one year after their Master.