A third of college graduates quit job within six months of graduation

About 33 percent of Chinese college students who graduated last year quit their first jobs to secure a new one within half a year of graduation, citing low salary and little space for career development, according to an annual report on Chinese college graduate employment released on June 10, 2019.

The report shows that 66 percent of those who graduated in 2018 have jobs related to their majors. Those who took jobs unrelated to their majors said this was because such roles better met their expectations for career development, or they simply had to find a job to support themselves short-term.

Ninety-three percent of graduates majoring in medicine are in careers relating to their major, the highest rate among all graduates, followed by those who majored in education; while only 57 percent of those who majored in agriculture went on to work in their field.

The report was based on a survey of 303,000 college students who graduated in 2018.