Student Affairs Office of Tung Wah College (TWC) conducted a survey from October to December last year to understand the 2020 graduates’ employment situation, a total of 475 graduates replied. The response rate was around 84%. According to the employment data collected, close to 90% of the respondents secured jobs or opted for continuing studies upon graduation. About 80% of graduates earned a monthly salary of more than HK$30,000, showing that the competency of our graduates were well-received by the academia and employers. For graduates engaged in full-time employment, 86% secured their first employment within six months after graduation. Among them, approximately 30% secured for a job in less than a month.
Salary figures of TWC’s 2020 graduates all recorded increments. The overall average monthly income of graduates increased by about 2.4% from 2019 to HK$29,850. The median monthly income even exceeded HK$33,000, marking remarkable increases for four consecutive years. For degree programmes, the employment prospect was still promising with average monthly income hitting HK$31,000, increased by 3.5% when compared with 2019. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy graduates reported the highest average monthly salary of over HK$32,700, while the average monthly income of graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in Nursing, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Radiation Therapy and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science programmes were about HK$32,000, in which the average monthly income of graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science programme surged 15% when compared with that of 2019, indicating that our graduates were highly competitive in the job market.
In terms of employment sector, more than 90% of the College’s 2020 graduates have joined the health care sector, showing that their capability has been widely recognised by the sector. The remaining graduates have joined the business sector (3%), education sector (1%) and other sectors (4%) for assuming different positions, making contribution to society with their professional knowledge.