Science graduates outnumber science jobs

by Andrew Norton

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, has suggested that demand for graduates with maths and science qualifications outstrips supply. Yet employment data suggests that maths and science graduates have below-average rates of finding work. In fact, bachelor-level science qualifications increase the risk of not finding high-skill work and many science graduates are already working in jobs that do not require a science degree. Is the science jobs boom a non-starter?