The University of Tasmania is a top choice for students who want to study pharmacy and graduates across the board are earning $3000 more than the national average in their first job after uni, according to the latest Good Universities Guide.
For the second year running, UTAS is Australia’s best university for full-time employment and skills development in the pharmacy field of study.
The university was also one of eight universities to achieve a five-star social equity rating.
Good Education Group’s Ross White said UTAS’ five-star graduate outcome results in health services and support, pharmacy, and humanities, culture and social sciences showed the university’s courses provided a solid path into industries where automation would have little impact.
“When these results are put in the context of a nationwide demand for graduates in health-related fields, it places students from UTAS in a strong position,” Mr White said.
The Good Universities Guide 2018, produced by the Good Education Group, will be released today.
The guide also shows:
- UTAS has the third-highest proportion of non-school leavers in the country, with 84 per cent of students not coming straight from school.
- Most demand comes from students with scores in the middle 60 per cent.
- Almost a third of UTAS students study full-time and on campus.
- The average starting salary for a UTAS graduate is $59,000, compared with the national average of $56,000.
UTAS scored close to the national average on students’ overall experience and skills development, above average on teaching quality and below average for students support.
To view the University of Tasmania’s ratings and see how the institution compares to other universities nationally, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.
This article originally appeared in The Mercury – UTAS rates well in the 2018 Good Universities Guide