2011 JobsCentral Learning Rankings & Survey

Post-graduate qualifications: Is it worth it?


By JobsCentral editorial team

Further education is essential for career progression, or even survival, in the modern corporate world. Yet, there is a declining trend in the number of Singaporeans intending to upgrade their skill sets in recent years.

According to the 2011 JobsCentral Learning Rankings & Survey, which polled 3,413 Singapore residents between the ages of 16 and 65 between August and September 2011, about 3 out of every 10 respondents reveal that they have no intentions of pursuing further education – an increase from 2 in every 10 in 2009.

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1 in 5 expects to be paid at least 50% more after attaining better qualification

By Juliet Soh


70.3% of the respondents expect pay increases of at least 25% more after obtaining their next level of academic qualifications, according to the 2011 JobsCentral Learning Rankings & Survey. Further, 22.8% of young working adults expect to be paid at least 50% more.

A total of 3,413 respondents took the 2011 JobsCentral Learning Rankings & Survey, which was conducted online from August to September this year. The survey respondents were predominantly young working adults aged 21-40 years old. This survey has an error margin of 1.68%, at a 95% confidence level and has been conducted every year since 2009.

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