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Appendix table 2. Employment of students aged at least 18 by level of education and gender in 2020

Level of education Students total Employed students Female students total Of whom employed Male students total Of whom employed
% % %
General upper secondary education 43 374 10 646 24,5 24 846 6 994 28,1 18 528 3 652 19,7
Vocational upper secondary education and training 122 580 40 421 33,0 64 370 23 784 36,9 58 210 16 637 28,6
Further qualification 28 368 18 882 66,6 16 568 10 603 64,0 11 800 8 279 70,2
Specialist qualification 13 434 11 223 83,5 7 893 6 587 83,5 5 541 4 636 83,7
Polytechnic bachelors degree 132 740 65 164 49,1 69 140 37 282 53,9 63 600 27 882 43,8
University bachelor degree 77 867 30 615 39,3 40 975 17 915 43,7 36 890 12 699 34,4
Higher polytechnic degree (Master) 16 028 13 010 81,2 10 618 8 558 80,6 5 410 4 452 82,3
Higher university degree (Master) 59 855 34 670 57,9 34 474 20 096 58,3 25 381 14 574 57,4
Professional specialisation in medicine, veterinary and dentistry 136 121 89,0 125 111 88,8 11 10 90,9
Licentiates degree 567 417 73,5 233 181 77,7 334 236 70,7
Doctoral or equivalent level 18 141 13 661 75,3 9 713 7 389 76,1 8 428 6 272 74,4
Total 513 090 238 830 46,5 278 955 139 500 50,0 234 133 99 329 42,4

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 029 551 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 17.3.2022

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0017. 2020, Appendix table 2. Employment of students aged at least 18 by level of education and gender in 2020 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.2.2023].
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