The demand for and supply of graduates in the labour market in the Russian Federation remain unbalanced. 25% of graduates subsequently carry out jobs not requiring higher education, and almost 30% of employees holding a diploma are not working in the profession.

While for men chances in the future to work not by profession, not by profession higher by about 20%, the newspaper “Kommersant” , citing data from the study “Where and whom you work well-educated Russians” the Professor of the Higher school of Economics Elena Varshavskaya.

A study carried out according to Rosstat, in 2014, also shows that the largest number of graduates in the Russian Federation – engineers (26,8%) and economists (26.4 per cent).

In second place – teachers (19%), followed by lawyers (8,3%), physicians (6%), specialists in the Humanities and social Sciences (4%), agriculture and fisheries (3.9 percent), natural Sciences and mathematics (2.9%) and culture and the arts (1,8%).

Leadership positions is the sixth part (17.6%) of workers with higher education, including 24.7% of technical graduates and 20.8% of agricultural specialties.
Least likely to manage to take the posts of doctors (7,1%) and teachers (10,9%). Probably, they are less likely to consider the possibility to lead a job outside the industry, the publication suggests.

At the same time, every fourth (26.6 percent) high school graduate takes a position, not formally require such education. Most (41.2 per cent) among the employees of agricultural specialties, but 28-32% of owners of legal, engineering-technological, pedagogical and human and social diplomas are also busy with work for which higher education is redundant.



Study: almost a third of respondents with higher education working in another profession 15.02.2017

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