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    (Original post by sabana)
    Degree: Maths
    Career of interest: Maths teacher
    Expected starting salary: 22k
    Don't mean to rain on your parade but the education system is going down the *****er and teachers are treated like **** right now. Plus, as a teacher of a core subject, you will have even more unfair pressure and unachievable expectations. Don't have too high hopes.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I'm really interested in seeing whether TSR users are actually in touch with what opportunities there are career wise for their degrees and whether they have accurate expectations of entry level pay. My experience on here has been that people assume that say, any STEM degree will lead to 'high pay' but they never really qualify this statement nor do they express which jobs they are talking about.

    So without further ado:

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    Degree: Modern Languages
    Jobs: university lecturer/academic
    Salary: hahahahaha
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Don't quite see what being an attorney or an accountant has to do with chemistry
    Patent attorneys need to understand the technical aspects of whichever patent is being proposed. Lots of bigpharma/chemical companies create new products/processes which need to be patent protected.

    Accounting is just a general career open to anyone tbh.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Patent attorneys need to understand the technical aspects of whichever patent is being proposed. Lots of bigpharma/chemical companies create new products/processes which need to be patent protected.

    Accounting is just a general career open to anyone tbh.
    Oh, fair enough, thanks
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    (Original post by Anon07079191)
    Don't mean to rain on your parade but the education system is going down the *****er and teachers are treated like **** right now. Plus, as a teacher of a core subject, you will have even more unfair pressure and unachievable expectations. Don't have too high hopes.
    Yes I understand teaching is not the best of jobs and teachers have a lot of pressure but it's what I'm interested in and what I'd enjoy so that's all that matters. If I end up hating it there's no reason I can't change career later on especially with a 2:1 in maths.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I'm really interested in seeing whether TSR users are actually in touch with what opportunities there are career wise for their degrees and whether they have accurate expectations of entry level pay. My experience on here has been that people assume that say, any STEM degree will lead to 'high pay' but they never really qualify this statement nor do they express which jobs they are talking about.

    So without further ado:

    Degree:
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    Degree: going into civil engineering
    Jobs/Careers of Interest: civil engineering (the relation is real)
    Graduate Salary Expected: 26k
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Degree: Maths and Computer Science (Data Science)
    Jobs/Careers of Interest: TMT Coverage - IBD, Strategy Consulting
    Graduate Salary Expected: IBD: £50k base, 30-50% bonus. Strat: £35-40k base, 10% bonus.

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    Ever considered Data scientist? They earn a lot too, have a great work/life balance and do a job that is interesting too. IBD seems, you know, bland, no offence lol
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Don't quite see what being an attorney or an accountant has to do with chemistry
    The overwhelming majority of graduate programmes or jobs do not require a particular degree discipline. There's a difference between what you "can" do and choosing something you "want" to do that's related to your degree.


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    Degree: Economics and Geography (more like Econ with Geog)
    Jobs/Careers of Interest: Consulting (tech, strat or environmental) or urban/transport planning
    Graduate Salary Expected: £25,000 (more on the low side for strat consulting, but realistic for the others I guess)
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    Ever considered Data scientist? They earn a lot too, have a great work/life balance and do a job that is interesting too. IBD seems, you know, bland, no offence lol
    Meh, I don't think I'd be interested in it as much. I'd rather have a 'broad' analytical job than a highly specialised one, both to keep options open for the future and for the variety. Work/life balance is not much of a concern early on in my career.

    It's certainly an awesome job though and data scientists are needed in almost every industry.

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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Don't quite see what being an attorney or an accountant has to do with chemistry
    Haha yeah!... just says may be useful with its... general transferable skill thingymabobs
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    Degree: idk yet (3 days till deadline); either econ, econ & social policy, social science with quantitative methods
    Career of interest: keeps changing- right now, I want something in policy making
    Expected starting salary: £22-30k
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Meh, I don't think I'd be interested in it as much. I'd rather have a 'broad' analytical job than a highly specialised one, both to keep options open for the future and for the variety. Work/life balance is not much of a concern early on in my career.

    It's certainly an awesome job though and data scientists are needed in almost every industry.

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    Are you suggesting you would quit IBD later on? If so, what are you looking after, like private equity?
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    The overwhelming majority of graduate programmes or jobs do not require a particular degree discipline. There's a difference between what you "can" do and choosing something you "want" to do that's related to your degree.


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    What I want to do will require me to do another 4 years of uni (medicine) so in the meantime I'd need a decent job to save up for it
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Degree: Biological Sciences
    Jobs/Careers of interest: Research scientist (veterinary parasitologist)
    Graduate salary expected: Honestly have no clue. I hope to earn between 30-40k eventually.

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    Degree: Geography
    Jobs/Careers of Interest: Transport Planner
    Graduate Salary Expected: £25.5k + 2.5k starting bonus

    A lot better than i was expecting actually!
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    Haha yeah!... just says may be useful with its... general transferable skill thingymabobs
    Standard really.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    Are you suggesting you would quit IBD later on? If so, what are you looking after, like private equity?
    Depends on whether I like it or not but yeah, tech-focused private equity or the internal M&A team of a tech company.

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    Degree: English language and literature
    Career: hopefully editing or publishing. But if that fails, teaching it is
    Salary: I'm not too fussed by this as I'd be doing what I love, but 22K would be a nice start



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    Degree: Ai and CompSci at Notts

    Careers: Financial services (S&T or whatever grows interest on me 😉) / developer / investor

    Salary: 35k base

    Moving forward, a career which will take me all around the world 🌍

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