Your Career In Science and IT
Where are the science jobs?
For those of you looking to start in a laboratory-based environment, options include: biochemist, development chemist, food scientist, forensic scientist, geologist, pharmacologist, physicist, and many more. Outside of the lab environment, recruiters are also looking for science graduates from every background to fill a huge range of other occupations including product and process development, research and development and manufacturing.
In addition, expect to see more opportunities emerging in topical subjects such as reducing carbon dioxide emissions, finding more effective drugs, and developing healthier foods.
As well as the websites of specific employers, the Prospects website (www.prospects.ac.uk) Hobsons (www.get.hobsons.co.uk/) and Eurograduate (www.eurograduate.com) have useful sections which will give you loads of information about working in different industries and sectors.
Where are the IT jobs?
What will you earn?
What employers want from you
These days, your academic excellence is almost taken for granted by potential employers. More and more they are looking for hard skills such as writing, literacy and leadership and soft skills such as the ability to communicate effectively.
Postgrad: Is it worth it?
Funding is always an issue when it comes to postgraduate studies, so check first whether the course you are interested in or the department you are applying to has its own awards.
Compelling for employers
Your science or IT degree will instantly show employers the sort of academic skills you have attained and, compared with most other graduates, help you to attract a better salary too.