The university careers and VET courses with the most job opportunities in 2021
Thousands of students will have to choose which university degree they will pursue, in just two months. These are the ones that offer the most job opportunities.
One of the hardest and most momentous decisions to make in life is choose the university degree you are going to study. This decision will mark the future of work, although it is true that many people end up working in different professions. But a college degree is what opens the door to a myriad of jobs.
When you are 17 or 18 years old and you are faced with the dilemma of choosing the career you are going to study for the next few years, you must weigh two things: what you like, and the job opportunity it offers. If you are lucky enough that your favorite career also has a good employment rate … congratulations! But if what you like is in low demand, that’s when the problem arises …
We are living in difficult economic and political times, and this instability will last for years. So maybe it’s time to put your heart on the back burner, and prioritize your head: choose a college career with good job prospects, that will secure you a job when you graduate.
As they tell us TICbeat Y Business Insider, the BBVA Foundation and the Valencian Institute for Economic Research (Ivie) prepare each year the U-Ranking, Synthetic Indicators of Spanish Universities.
In this report they have compiled university careers with greater labor insertion between the years 2015 and 2019. That is, the studies that have the highest employment rate, according to their Social Security affiliation.
It is true that this report does not take into account the pandemic, but as explained in the study itself, the demand in 2020 has not changed the list because the professions most in demand before the pandemic, related to medicine and robotization, are the same as those demanded in 2021, but even more strongly.
According to him informs U-Ranking 2020, these are the most demanded university degrees. The percentage indicates the rate of graduates who are registered with Social Security, that is, they have a job. For example, a rate of 80% indicates that 8 out of 10 graduates are employed.
|College careers||Labor rate|
|Optics and Optometry||90,2 %|
|Electric engineering||85 %|
|Speech therapy||84,5 %|
|Mechanical Engineering||84,1 %|
|Electronic, Industrial and Automatic Engineering||83,8 %|
|Agricultural and Agrifood Engineering||83,7 %|
|Electronics Engineering||83,3 %|
|Sound and Image Engineering||82,2 %|
|Telecommunication engineering||80,9 %|
|Agricultural, Agricultural and Rural Engineering||80,3 %|
|Industrial Technologies Engineering||79,7 %|
|Occupational therapy||79,6 %|
|Industrial Organization Engineering||79,6 %|
|Industrial chemical engineering||78,9 %|
|Food Science and Technology||77,8 %|
|Engineering in Industrial Design and Product Development||77,7 %|
As we can see, health-related careers are the ones that generate the most jobs, as well as engineering and computer science.
But there are studies that have already analyzed the influence of the pandemic on employment. It is the case of Report Infoempleo Adecco, which has identified the 10 sectors with the highest demand for employment in the future:
- General consulting
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Textile industry
- Agriculture and forestry
- Cleaning companies
- Human Resources
- Freight transport and logistics
- Social services
- Food industry
The aforementioned report also identifies Vocational Training (FP) courses, both Medium and Superior grade, with the highest percentage of job offers, within the global offer of FP. These are:
|Administration and management||15,28%|
|Electricity and electronic||9,57 %|
|Mechanical manufacturing||7,44 %|
|Instalation and maintenance||6,79 %|
|IT and Communication||4,22 %|
|Trade and Marketing||3,44%|
|Hostel and Tourism||2,21%|
|Vehicle Transport and Maintenance||1,85 %.|
We hope these lists help you decide which college career to choose. Good luck!