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Higher Education Enrollment Trends and Respective Job Opportunities: A Specialization based Comparison of Pakistani Perspectives
Higher education has produced novel meadows of occupation in accordance with the constantly varying needs and social necessities of mankind. As a result, usual fields’ of specializations are getting swapped with the new ones. With the appearance of the new specialization-based opportunities in the marketplace, the enrollment trend in higher education has significantly improved in the last two decades. Graduates are willing to join job-oriented subjects at the higher education level. The study at hand is an attempt to investigate the higher education enrollment trend and their subject-related job opportunities in Pakistan. The study was of quantitative nature in which enrollment data were obtained from the register office of public sector universities having campuses all over the Punjab. For the job opportunities selected newspapers of were consulted for the six years of the study. The survey-based investigation found that maximum enrollment is in the science subjects which are job-oriented fields and maximum jobs are available for the science graduates.
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education, University of Education Lahore, Okara Campus, Punjab, Pakistan
Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education, University of Okara, Punjab, Pakistan
Mobeen ul Islam
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
Fields of Specialization, Higher Education, Job-Oriented Fields