Health Science graduates earn 28% more than Humanities graduates, upon reaching their maximum level of income
Educational levels determine a person’s salary, the higher the level, the higher the salary. At age 55, which is considered the age in which a person reaches their maximum level of income, the average wage of a higher education graduate is 2.3 times higher than that of a person who completed compulsory secondary education only. However, not all higher education graduates have the same wages. Graduates in Health Sciences earn on average 28% more than graduates in Humanities. Furthermore, higher education graduates who are underemployed earn 41.4% less than if they worked in jobs requiring a higher education degree.