The health professions lose appeal: declining application for admission and growing unemployment
In the academic year 2013/2014 are let down your applications for admission to degree courses that enable the performance of the health professions . To say this is the data collected by the National Conference of Bachelor of Health Professions, which confirm the loss of appeal of these paths of study on young Italians, also highlighting that, while it is stable, the number of places available, increases unemployment among graduates. And already there are those who wonder whether it is not time to review the requirements.
The trend that sees fewer and fewer young people attracted by the health professions not only continues, but it gets worse: if in 2012/2013 applications for participation in the admission test for the courses belonging to 22 of the graduating classes had fallen by 3 1 percent over the previous year, with the 2013/2014 decline touches down 11.5 percent . In figures, the last two years seen a shift from 119 654 to 105 901 questions. In view of the number, almost stable, places banned, 27,338, and then with a ratio between aspirants and seats declined from 4.4 to 3.9. For those who subscribe to the entrance test, therefore, are more chances of being admitted.
The largest decreases are recorded net for Orthopedics , with a 30.5 per cent of applications for admission to testing, health care (27.1 percent) and Techniques of Psychiatric Rehabilitation (-21.9 per cent). In contrast between the degree courses related to the health professions only therapy and neuron-psychomotor developmental age , with a 2.8 per cent of questions in the last academic year.
The loss of appeal of the health professions seems to affect almost all of Italy , with highs in the Piedmont region (-18.2 percent), March (-17.5 per cent), Umbria (-16.7 per cent), Emilia Romagna (-15.8 per cent) and Campanile (-15.2 per cent). Increases – but explained by the activation of new courses – only in Cabral and Sardinia, respectively +2 and +0.8 percent.
And the work? The health area is one of the best ones in terms of job opportunities , but also in this field, the percentage of employed decreased (-17 percentage points since 2007). In short, the unemployment starts to not save even more graduates in the health professions , which until a few years ago it seemed to outsiders. The most affected are the radiology technicians – with a number of employees decreased from 93 percent in 2007 to 48 percent in 2011 – and pediatric nurses.
Data that, according to the secretary of the National Conference of Bachelor of Health Professions Angelo Mastrillo, should lead to “reflect on the opportunities that already from the next academic year, weighing up the criteria so far considered for the training needs and among these the rate of turnover ” as assessed “to 5 percent with a tendency towards the reduction of hypothesis 4 and 3 per cent.”