At 12 noon this Tuesday, 187,225 people – 25.7% more than the previous process – learned the results of their applications to one of the 45 universities linked to the University Admissions Access System.
According to figures from the Under Secretary for Higher Education, there were 151,522 vacancies for this process – 3% more than in 2022 – with more than 2,000 programs offered. In this line, the qualified applicants increased by 36.8%. It is worth noting that this year the requirements changed and with it the number of valid applications that could be revised is not the same as those actually enrolled. They are, in particular, data about enabled priorities.
“Through changes made by both the Committee of the University Subsystem and our Undersecretary, we have been able to show an improvement in students eligible to enter higher education, in addition to an increase in applications, which demonstrates the interest the student body has in its in continuing the educational trajectory”, says Undersecretary Veronica Figueroa.
On average, he told the Undersecretariat, Participants marked 8.1 preferences to apply, with the understanding that this year the number of options was increased from 10 to 20. and there were ten most posted careers Medicine, Psychology, Nursing, Law, Obstetrics and Child Care, Kinesiology, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Business Engineering and Medical Technology,
Medicine, in addition to being the career with the highest number of applications nationwide, is also the career with the highest number of applications for each available vacancy, with 37, This is followed by Far, Obstetrics & Childcare, with 15 applications for each vacancy.
The foregoing goes hand in hand with the fact that, a career in the field of knowledge health and wellness they took 27.4% preferencesWell above the 17.3% related to business administration and law and the 16.5% related to engineering, industry and construction.
These figures are supported by detailed reports from the study houses themselves.
is the case of catholic universityWhere they had the most applications in their career, in descending order Medicine (1,763 in 2022 to 7,804 in 2023), Psychology, Law, Nursing and Engineering. In that order, the total number of applications received by the PUC in the health sector was 16.498 For current admissions, slightly more than double last year’s 8,037.
Yes, they are not alone. You. land’s end rose from 1.812 Application for Medicine 5,522 in 2022 for the same race in the current process. The same institute, in fact, projects 3,443 applications for health careers in 2022 to exceed 10,690 in 2023, In this case, their five most applicable careers, besides medicine, include psychology, nursing, dentistry, and kinesiology.
for his part, from you andes be told that he also had the most postulated career Medicine: 472 in 2022 to 1,761 in 2023. Then followed Law, Business Engineering, Psychology and Engineering.
But, is all this increase in preference for health careers related to the pandemic in any way? Everything indicates that yes, what was already reported in 2022 – that as a side effect of the health crisis, enrollment in this sector increased by 8.2% in recent years – is now consolidated.
,It is possible that COVID-19 has brought people closer to the importance and prestige of health careers, which gives them greater visibility in case of epidemics,” says Antonio Vukusich, dean of the Uendes School of Medicine, who adds that “health is the community’s second concern. This is an issue that will only increase in the future, as the population continues to age.”
In turn, Alberto Dognac, dean of medicine at UFT, says the increase in applications for health careers “is due to”About the impact of the pandemic, I have no doubtAnd that this growth also means a larger field of employment for many of those who graduate. “Society saw everything that the health sector meant and all the professionals involved (…) They gained a lot of prestige and all the work they did was visible,” he explains.
In this line, Yu. Luis Castillo, dean of Autónoma’s Faculty of Health Sciences, agrees and believes the phenomenon is related to two conditions: “very high evaluation of health careers product of the great contribution that health professionals have made during the pandemic and because there is an inherent social recognition of careers, especially medicine, by society: they are professionals, usually the best students of the country, engaged in the service of the people” .
in u san sebastianMeanwhile, the most chosen careers are Medicine, Obstetrics and Psychology. The first, in fact, is expected to increase from 5,620 effective applications in 2022 to 9,392 in 2023 between its headquarters in Santiago, Concepcion and Valdivia.
Carlos Pérez, dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Science of the House of Studies, says that this is in fact a trend that was already observed a few years ago and which intensified during the pandemic “as all health sectors become more visible And they became more attractive to many future students.
Similarly, in u andres bello report an increase of 183% in applications for health careers: 8,727 in 2022 to 24,668 in 2023. Unab follows the trend of other institutions and medicine ranks as the most applied career (9,856 applicants), followed by psychology (4,268), nursing (3,533), obstetrics (3,392) and dentistry (2540).
meanwhile, from you mayor Turns out their five most applied careers were medicine (5,163 people), psychology (4,303), nursing (3,722), midwifery and child care (3,440) and veterinary medicine (2,380). There is an increase in all compared to the previous process. “We are very satisfied with the result of the applications, as we have 92% more students who trusted our educational project,” says Rector Patricio Mank in this regard.
This year, they connect to u diego portalscareers of faculty Medical, Health and Dental, as well as education, there was a significant increase in applications. “In terms of medicine careers (most posted), in Dentistry, Medical Technology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Neonatology and Kinesiology 321% increase”, he points to the institution.
The situation does not change for areas other than metros. in Valparaiso UniversityThe careers with the most applications were medicine with 3,518psychology with 1,581, obstetrics and child care with 1,373, nursing with 1,338 and dentistry with 1,117. Here, in general, applications for health careers also increased. “We have historical applications in various careers such as the fields of health, psychology and law,” says Rector Osvaldo Corrales.
in University of AntofagastaMeanwhile, the most effective applications as well as careers with significant growth compared to 2022 were Medicine (1,369 vs. 560 in 2022), nursing (682 vs 262), phonoaudiology (698 vs 285), obstetrics (570 vs 205) and kinesiology (523 vs 156). Health careers at U. de Talca also saw an increase in their applications, rising from 3,009 in 2022 to 10,284 in 2023. UC of TemucoWhere they do not offer medicine, their most chosen careers were psychology, veterinary medicine, medical technology, law and architecture, although their health careers followed the trend: they went from 814 applicants in 2022 to 3,788 in 2023 , which means an increase of 365%.
Same situation in u de concepcion, where applications in all of their careers abound, with medicine, psychology, nursing, obstetrics and child care, and dentistry being the most sought after. in u australiaMeanwhile, their most desired careers were medicine, veterinary medicine, psychology, and obstetrics and child care, with significant year-over-year growth.
Apart from the health sector, education careers experienced an increase in applicants and selected. This is a good sign amid Chile’s teacher shortage crisis.
In detail, for 2022, 53.8% increase in applicants for teaching careers, which is translated by 29,872 people. people who were selected, yes, they were over 13 thousand, which also means that a 51.5% increase over previous periodwhen there were about 8,700.
The Under-Secretariat also revealed that 83.1% of those selected for teaching careers applied to these careers in their first three preferences, while 58.6% had chosen a teaching career as their first preference,
In more depth, most pedagogy careers increased their selections over the past year, with the biggest increases being those in pedagogy Differential Education (80%), Pedagogy in Science (77%) and Pedagogy in Physical Education (73%),
“All of the above suggests that there is more interest in applying for pedagogy careers,” he said in his analysis from the Under Secretary for Higher Education.