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Graduate Employment Statistics

There is a perception Education graduates will struggle to find a job in New Zealand. This is not true, particularly for University of Otago College of Education graduates.

Here are the facts:

87 percent website tile*87% of the 147 Education graduates who responded to the University of Otago Graduate Opinion Survey last year were in either full-time or part-time work, 18 months after completing their qualifications.

Based on data from University of Otago 2015 Graduate Opinion Survey

72 percent website tile*72% of those graduates reported being in teaching related jobs. 12% are in roles not related to teaching and 16% chose not to disclose their job title.

Based on data from University of Otago 2015 Graduate Opinion Survey

100 percent tile*100% of the 2014 Master of Teaching and Learning graduates are employed in teaching related roles.
97 percent website tile*97% of the 2015 Master of Teaching and Learning graduates are employed in teaching related roles. 2% are continuing postgraduate study and the employment status of 1% is unknown.
100 percent tile*100% of the 2016 Master of Teaching and Learning graduates are employed in teaching related roles.

eighty five percent website tile


*85% of New Zealand graduates with teaching degrees are in employment two years after study, based on government statistics.

This is one of the highest employment rates of any degree.

To compare teaching to other degrees visit the Careers NZ website

Based on a 2016 Ministry of Education report

Specialised programmes offer competitive edge

The University of Otago College of Education offers specialised programmes in bicultural and religious education that can give you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs.