What Do Health Graduates Do?

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The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has published Higher Education Outcomes – Health Graduates 2020 Destination Outcomes. This new publication analyses the destinations of health graduates in terms of employment and re-enrolment in education in Ireland and analyses graduates’ migration patterns over the last decade using administrative data.

What Do Health Graduates Do?

  • Almost all Irish medicine graduates, who graduated in 2011, were in ‘substantial employment’ in Ireland in their first year after graduation. This fell to 80% two years after graduation and 65% after 10 years.
  • Approximately 16% of medicine graduates were ‘not captured’ two years after graduation increasing to 25% after ten years.
  • Nearly 80% of Irish nursing and midwifery graduates, who graduated in 2011, were in ‘substantial employment’ in Ireland one year after graduation and after ten years.
  • Around 8% of nursing and midwifery graduates were ‘not captured’ in their first year after graduation, increasing to 20% after five years and falling to 15% after ten years.



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