Table summary

  • Out of masters coursework graduates in the field of physical sciences, 74.2 per cent were male and 25.8 per cent were female.
  • The median age of masters coursework graduates in the field of physical sciences, was 30 years.
  • Overall, 54.8 per cent of masters coursework graduates in the field of physical sciences, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 32.3 per cent in full-time study, 3.2 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 9.7 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of masters coursework graduates in the field of physical sciences who were available for full-time employment, 88.2 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for masters coursework graduates in the field of physical sciences was $97,000.

What are the characteristics of masters coursework graduates?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: physical sciences 23 8 31
Sex: physical sciences (%)~ 74.2 25.8 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 42.3 57.7 100
Median age: masters coursework graduates (years) 31 26 30
Median age: all fields of education (years) 34 32 33

What are masters coursework graduates doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 47.8 75.0 54.8
In further full-time study (%) 39.1 12.5 32.3
Part-time or casual employment (%) 0.0 12.5 3.2
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 13.0 0.0 9.7
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: physical sciences (%) 90.9 83.3 88.2
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 84.1 80.4 82.1

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
2. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
3. Chief Executives, General Managers and Legislators

What are masters coursework graduates in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: physical sciences $100,000 ^ $97,000
Median salary: all fields of education $90,000 $75,000 $80,000
^ Insufficient response numbers to calculate median salary.