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Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) graduates earn one-third more than the average income in Latvia. The employment rate of RSU graduates has remained consistently high at 89.8%, which is 27 percentage points above the national average.

This can be seen in the employment monitoring report published by the Ministry of Education and Science this year, which analyses employment data for graduates of higher education programmes in 2021.

‘Employers in Latvia and abroad value RSU diplomas. We regularly receive positive feedback on the high qualifications and professionalism of both healthcare and social sciences graduates.

We follow the progress of our former students, analyse their career development and celebrate their successes,’ says RSU Rector Prof. Aigars Pētersons.

The employment rate of RSU graduates in highly qualified professions is the second highest in Latvia (93.2%) after the Latvian National Defense Academy.

Analysis of changes in employment and income levels reveals a strong impact of the value of education. The higher the degree, the higher the employment rate and income.

For example, in 2021, doctoral graduates’ income was more than twice that of master's graduates, which in turn was 1.7 times higher than for bachelor's graduates. Doctoral graduates from RSU not only receive a high income, but have a 100% employment rate.

The leader faculty in the social sciences at RSU is the Faculty of European Studies where 100% of bachelor’s graduates and 95% of master’s graduates were employed in 2021. The employment rate for graduates of the Faculty of Rehabilitation was 95.8% for bachelor’s and 100% for master’s graduates. The employment rate of graduates of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Residency also remains consistently high.

Similarly, graduates of RSU colleges have good earnings and a high employment rate. Dental hygienists, health sports specialists, and several other specialties are particularly in demand.

This employment summary is based on data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, which was obtained using a monitoring tool developed by the Ministry of Education and Science.