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    You're in for a shock when you hit the real world buddy.

    It doesn't necessarily work like that and life's not linear or sequential like that either.
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    yes, every week my team would go out. ofc the banking part requires great social input but in terms of outside the world of work, i have no interest in meaningless relationships that offer no tangiable benefit.
    Why do you assume all relationships are going to be meaningless and offer no tangible benefit? When did other humans become utilities to you whose worth is based on what they can provide you? If you're not interested in other people, this makes sense, because you have to like people and want to understand them to get the enormously satisfying, rich and lifelong benefits of getting to know some of the prize ones. There is literally no better feeling, and all the happiest people realise this. All the saddest people realise this too, usually two days to an hour before they die.
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    (Original post by RomanKing)
    You're in for a shock when you hit the real world buddy.

    It doesn't necessarily work like that and life's not linear or sequential like that either.
    Thanks for your completely irrelevant post.

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    Just because your life ended up as a disappointment doesn't mean everyone's will, mate.
    Low, mate...

    Princepieman,

    1) Web developer.
    2) Already there.
    3) Not close to the expected salary yet - I'm at the mid-level I guess (about £35K+), and aiming towards £60K+.
    4) I'm passionate about web technologies and I'd like to reach a relevant technical lead role.
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    This is the career I'd like to have... whether it happens or not is another thing.

    1. International School Teacher

    2. Finish uni > PGCE > Two years teaching experience in UK > Go to a job fair > Employment

    3. Depends where you end up, but generally good schools will start you of at around £25k and rise to £70k+. Perks: no taxes in a lot of countries, or school pays them for you; paid-for furnished apartment/house; return flights each year; transport and shipping allowance; medical insurance; generous pension contributions; professional development allowance; paid utilities and an end of service gratuity.

    4. Teachers in the UK are overworked and underpaid; I don't think I could do it here. I've always wanted to travel. I think the nomadic lifestyle would suit my personality. You can have a very nice quality of life on a relatively modest salary.
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    Science teacher most probably will try and become an air traffic controller though.
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    If I get the grades, Physics with Science Education at Imperial College. If not, the conventional route (Bachelors and then train).
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    Pretty low as we all know. I could get a much better paid job. Money is not the reason I am considering this career though.
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    I've realised where the education system goes wrong. We need to inspire kids to take up Sciences. I want to be that interesting awesome science teacher. I also want to promote girls in science.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    This is the career I'd like to have... whether it happens or not is another thing.

    1. International School Teacher

    2. Finish uni > PGCE > Two years teaching experience in UK > Go to a job fair > Employment

    3. Depends where you end up, but generally good schools will start you of at around £25k and rise to £70k+. Perks: no taxes in a lot of countries, or school pays them for you; paid-for furnished apartment/house; return flights each year; transport and shipping allowance; medical insurance; generous pension contributions; professional development allowance; paid utilities and an end of service gratuity.

    4. Teachers in the UK are overworked and underpaid; I don't think I could do it here. I've always wanted to travel. I think the nomadic lifestyle would suit my personality. You can have a very nice quality of life on a relatively modest salary.
    As a former international school kid, I'd say you've chosen a pretty solid career! My teachers had some insane perks (including free flights home, free tuition for their kids and sometimes even subsidised housing). Good luck getting there!
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    1. What career (or careers) are you hoping to get into out of uni?
    Actuarial consulting/insurance.

    2. How will you get there?
    Work experience, internships, extracurriculars at uni and achieving a 1st, if not 2:1.

    3. What is the pay progression? (grad, mid-career, peak)
    Grad - 30k, qualified - 50k then around >100k late in late 30s.

    4. Why did you choose this (or these) career(s)
    Seems like relatively interesting work, it suits my degree, one of the highest paying jobs out there with low hours and great job security.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    As a former international school kid, I'd say you've chosen a pretty solid career! My teachers had some insane perks (including free flights home, free tuition for their kids and sometimes even subsidised housing). Good luck getting there!
    Oh really? Which country were you in? Tbh pretty much every school pays for teachers housing outside Western Europe.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Right, so we've had tonnes of these types of threads on TSR before but none of them have been structured well enough or have been overtly vague about 'expectations'. I want to get a thread going about your career aspirations, and subsequently the level of compensation it pays as well as motives for choosing the career path(s) you have gone for.

    1. What career (or careers) are you hoping to get into out of uni?
    2. How will you get there?
    3. What is the pay progression? (grad, mid-career, peak)
    4. Why did you choose this (or these) career(s)

    These threads have a tendency to attract self-righteous 'nay sayers' and those who repeatedly say: 'you're in for a shock once you hit the real world'. Please, please, please, don't do that on this thread. Just answer the questions and/or engage in discussion.
    1) I hope to become a prosecution barrister.
    2) Uni, Law school, perhaps become a solicitor first and work my way up
    3) Very very good
    4) Extensive research and my work experiences solidified it for me, i think.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Oh really? Which country were you in? Tbh pretty much every school pays for teachers housing outside Western Europe.
    HK -> Malaysia -> Saudi -> Netherlands -> Scotland.

    Yeah, that's true! Especially in the oil/mining rich countries.


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    Electronic Engineer.

    Current plan is do uni and hope I find something at the other end. Heard that the pay's alright :cute: just something that I'm very interested in, nothing more to it that that tbh
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    HK -> Malaysia -> Saudi -> Netherlands -> Scotland.

    Yeah, that's true! Especially in the oil/mining rich countries.


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    Which was your favourite place to live? I would like to work in Saudi for a few years, for the $$$!
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Which was your favourite place to live? I would like to work in Saudi for a few years, for the $$$!
    HK 100%. The food was amazing. You could have a traditional dim sum dinner somewhere one day and then a nice Italian the next. Location is solid too; 30 mins to either the beach or the mountains. Being super central to other Asian countries, travelling on weekend trips was never an issue (i.e. to Japan, to Bangkok, to Singapore etc).

    It's actually a pretty solid deal if you stick to the compounded areas. Feels almost like you're in a typical American suburb with rolling hills, ponds, ducks and palm trees. And of course, no tax.

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    Would be nice to see the 5 years later stories.


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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    yes, every week my team would go out. ofc the banking part requires great social input but in terms of outside the world of work, i have no interest in meaningless relationships that offer no tangiable benefit.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Right, so we've had tonnes of these types of threads on TSR before but none of them have been structured well enough or have been overtly vague about 'expectations'. I want to get a thread going about your career aspirations, and subsequently the level of compensation it pays as well as motives for choosing the career path(s) you have gone for.

    1. What career (or careers) are you hoping to get into out of uni?
    2. How will you get there?
    3. What is the pay progression? (grad, mid-career, peak)
    4. Why did you choose this (or these) career(s)

    These threads have a tendency to attract self-righteous 'nay sayers' and those who repeatedly say: 'you're in for a shock once you hit the real world'. Please, please, please, don't do that on this thread. Just answer the questions and/or engage in discussion.
    I want to study animal behaviour either in academia or privately. I'll hopefully get there by continuing to gain experience - before I graduated I won two scholarships to study behaviour in insects, was published for work on beaked whale communication, worked for a year at a big firm on my own research project and helped out each summer in the university laboratories. The pay progression is probably pretty terrible, but it doesn't interest me so much. I chose this path as I want merge my desire to create a better world for animals with my love of behavioural research. I'm going to study behaviour and welfare at Edinburgh this year.
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    1. What career (or careers) are you hoping to get into out of uni?

    Dietitian

    2. How will you get there?

    Do a degree in Dietetics

    3. What is the pay progression? (grad, mid-career, peak)

    It's ok

    4. Why did you choose this (or these) career(s)

    I love how food can impact our health , and that I can advice people on their menu plan to stabilise conditions. 😊😊
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    (Original post by Muffer)
    Why do you assume all relationships are going to be meaningless and offer no tangible benefit? When did other humans become utilities to you whose worth is based on what they can provide you? If you're not interested in other people, this makes sense, because you have to like people and want to understand them to get the enormously satisfying, rich and lifelong benefits of getting to know some of the prize ones. There is literally no better feeling, and all the happiest people realise this. All the saddest people realise this too, usually two days to an hour before they die.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Right, so we've had tonnes of these types of threads on TSR before but none of them have been structured well enough or have been overtly vague about 'expectations'. I want to get a thread going about your career aspirations, and subsequently the level of compensation it pays as well as motives for choosing the career path(s) you have gone for.

    1. What career (or careers) are you hoping to get into out of uni?
    2. How will you get there?
    3. What is the pay progression? (grad, mid-career, peak)
    4. Why did you choose this (or these) career(s)

    These threads have a tendency to attract self-righteous 'nay sayers' and those who repeatedly say: 'you're in for a shock once you hit the real world'. Please, please, please, don't do that on this thread. Just answer the questions and/or engage in discussion.
    1) A doctor, although working in cardiology to be more specific
    2) get as many A*s in GCSEs, get AAAA(+ a?)+ in A Level, work experience, volunteering, good BMAT and UKCAT, good interview, get into uni, complete degree, 2 years foundation training, 2 years surgical training, speciality training... (*sweats*)
    3) 22k (FY1), ~35k (Speciality Registrar), 75k - 101k (Consultant)
    4) Honestly believe it is the most rewarding career out there, have not found something which interests me more, combines all my passions into one fields, so many different aspects, enormous job variety after degree - research, GP, what to specialise in etc.
 
 
 
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