A report by the Israel Employment Authority found that while there are many university positions that require university degrees, there are not many positions that are open to the university student without a university degree.
The number of openings in the fields of social work and psychology has decreased from about 10 percent to 5 percent, and in the humanities the number has decreased to 4 percent.
According to the report, most of the vacancies are in fields that are relatively unfamiliar to university students.
“There are some fields where we don’t have enough students who are willing to take the university education,” a spokesperson for the ministry said.
According to a survey conducted by the Hebrew University, in 2015, only 5.6 percent of university students were able to secure a university job.
Of the 6,941 university students surveyed, 7.6% were studying in an advanced degree program, while 1.9% were completing a bachelor’s degree.
“In general, we find that there are no openings in fields in which there are already students,” the spokesperson added.
“The percentage of graduates who want to take advanced degrees has decreased since 2014, which is why we need to develop new skills, which means hiring people with university degrees.”