Strategically important degree subjects Watch

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What degree subjects at the moment would people say are most strategically important? Are there any degrees which provide needed/advantageous skills in the job market but there is a shortage of qualified workers/student uptake in those areas of expertise?
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None - because every Tom, **** and Harry has a degree these days.
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There's a shortage of Chemistry & Physics teachers in secondary schools and a number of things with the NHS, like Speech Therapists.
There's an official list somewhere..

It also says sheep rearers or something, but I'm sure that's not exactly what you had in mind.
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Lot of Pakistani students studied nuclear physics in the 70s!

There is a shortage of social workers working in child protection but its not a very attractive career.
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STEM.
it's where the extra funding for new places always goes towards the end of a year.
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Languages and STEM.

Languages because we're a service sector economy which seems unwilling to work in other languages.

STEM subjects because we need some ideas and innovations.
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STEM.
it's where the extra funding for new places always goes towards the end of a year.
Is that Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths?
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Is that Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths?
yes.

though the languages is a good shout too at the moment.
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Geoggers - least popular degree and we know its all about the environment! Yeah, this post isnt all that serious
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In some kind of end-of-world scenario?

We'd need medics, engineers, architects etc
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We are in desperate need of more golf course management and surfboard studies graduates.
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(Original post by Teveth)
We are in desperate need of more golf course management and surfboard studies graduates.
There's very few graduates of those degrees actually, because they're specialised and offered by one uni each. :rolleyes:
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As of the 25th April 2010, according to the UK Skills shortage list.
http://www.get-uk-jobs.com/uk-skills-shortage.html

Agricultural (And Fishing Trades)
Skilled work rider where the job:
requires registration by the British Horse racing Authority with work responsibilities covering those acquired in an S/NVQ level 3 in Horse Care and Management or Racehorse Care and Management
(not laughing at people doing equine studies now eh?)

Biological Scientists (And Biochemists) Occupation Code = 2112
Cardiac physiologist
Clinical neurophysiologist
Clinical vascular scientist
Respiratory physiologist
Sleep physiologist

Butchers (And Meat Cutters) Occupation Code = 5431
Skilled meat boner
Skilled meat trimmer

Care Assistants (And Home Carers)Occupation Code = 6115
Skilled senior care workers where there is a regulatory requirement for the jobholder to hold at least a relevant S/NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in care

Chefs & Cooks - Occupation Code = 5434
any job

Chemical Engineers - Occupation Code = 2125
any job

Civil Engineers - Occupation Code = 2121
Geotechnical engineer
Geotechnical design engineer
Geotechnical specialist
Reservoir panel engineer
Rock mechanics engineer
Soil mechanics engineer
Geomechanics engineer
Tunnelling engineer
Petroleum engineer
Geoenvironmental engineer Section F – construction
Contaminated land engineer
Drilling engineer
Completions engineer
Fluids engineer
Reservoir engineer
Status resource engineer
Offshore and Subsea engineer
control and instrument engineer
Process safety engineer
Planning drilling engineer
Subsurface engineer
Project civil engineer in the electricity generation industry
Contaminated land engineer

Dancers (And Choreographers) - Occupation Code = 3414
skilled classical ballet dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised United Kingdom ballet companies.

Dental Practitioners - Occupation Code = 2215
Consultants in Paediatric Dentistry

Design (And Development Engineers) Occupation Code = 2126
Design engineer in the electricity transmission and distribution industry

Electrical/Electronics Engineers(not elsewhere classified) Occupation Code = 5249
Site supervisor in the electricity transmission and distribution industry

Electrical Engineers(not elsewhere classified) Occupation Code = 2123
all electrical engineers in the oil and gas industry
all electrical engineers in the electricity transmission and distribution industry, including the following:
power system engineer
control engineer
protection engineer
project control engineer
control and instrumentation engineer
assistant engineer

Engineering Professionals(not elsewhere classified) Occupation Code = 2129
the following jobs in the electricity transmission and distribution industry:
project engineer
proposals engineer

Engineering Technicians - Occupation Code = 3113
commissioning engineer

Fishing And Agriculture Related Occupations(not elsewhere classified) Occupation Code = 9119
Skilled sheep shearer with a British Wool Marketing Board bronze medal (or equivalent) or above

Line Repairers and Cable Jointers - Occupation Code = 5243
Overhead lines worker in the electricity transmission and distribution industry

Managers in Mining and Energy - Occupation Code = 1123
any job

Mechanical Engineers - Occupation Code = 2122
mechanical engineer in the electricity transmission and distribution industry
mechanical engineer in the electricity generation industry

Medical and Dental Technicians - Occupation Code = 3218
nuclear medicine technologist
radiotherapy technologist

Medical Practitioners - Occupation Code = 2211
Consultants in the following specialties:
audiological medicine
genito-urinary medicine
haematology
medical microbiology and virology
neurology
nuclear medicine
obstetrics and gynaecology
occupational medicine
paediatric surgery
Consultants in the following specialties of psychiatry:
forensic psychiatry
general psychiatry
learning disabilities psychiatry
old age psychiatry
Non-consultant, non-training, medical staff posts in the following specialties:
anaesthetics
paediatrics and general medicine specialities delivering acute care services (intensive care medicine, general internal medicine (acute), emergency medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, and trauma and orthopaedic surgery)

Medical Radiographers - Occupation Code = 3214
HPC-registered diagnostic radiographer
HPC-registered therapeutic radiographer
Sonographer

Metal Working Production and Maintenance Fitters = 5223
Licensed and military certifying engineer / inspector technician
Airframe fitter

Musicians - Occupation Code = 3415
Skilled orchestral musicians who meet the standard required by internationally recognized companies (e.g. London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

Nurses - Occupation Code = 3211
Specialist nurse working in operating theaters
Operating department practitioner
Specialist nurse working in neonatal intensive care units

Pharmacists/ Pharmacologists - Occupation Code = 2213
Pre-registration pharmacist working in the NHS or hospitals
Registered pharmacist working in the NHS or hospitals

Photographers and Audio Visual Equipment Operators - Occupation Code = 3434
The following roles within visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film, television or video games:
animation supervisor
animator
computer graphics supervisor
technical director
VFX supervisor
modeller
rigging supervisor
rigger
matte painter
texture artist
compositing artist
producer
production manager
editor
R&D tools
R&D software
software engineer
system engineer

Physicists, Geologists and Meteorologists - Occupation Code = 2113
engineering geologist
hydro geologist
geophysicist
geoscientist
geophysical specialist
engineering geophysicist
engineering geomorphologist
nuclear medicine scientist
radiotherapy physicist
staff working in diagnostic radiology (including magnetic resonance imaging).

Planning and Quality Control Engineers - Occupation Code = 2128
The following jobs in the electricity transmission and distribution industry:
Planning / development engineer
quality, health, safety and environment engineer

Production and Process Engineers - Occupation Code = 2127
Plant process engineer in the electricity transmission and distribution industry

Production, Works and Maintenance Managers - Occupation Code = 1121
Project manager in the electricity transmission and distribution industry

Science And Engineering Technicians not elsewhere classified - Occupation Code = 3119
Production controller in the electricity generation industry

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals - Occupation Code = 2314
secondary education teachers in the subjects of maths or pure sciences (physics, chemistry, biology and any combination of these)

Social workers - Occupation Code = 2314
Social worker in children’s and family services

Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals - Occupation Code = 2316
all teaching posts in special schools

Speech and Language Therapists - Occupation Code = 3223
Speech and language therapist at Agenda for Change bands 7+ or their independent sector equivalents

Therapists not elsewhere classified - Occupation Code = 3229
HPC-registered orthoptist

Veterinarians - Occupation Code = 2216
veterinary surgeon
Must be registered as a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to work in the UK.

Welding Trades - Occupation Code = 5215
high integrity pipe welder where the job requires three or more years related on-the-job experience
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Butchers (And Meat Cutters) Occupation Code = 5431
Skilled meat boner
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Strategic? Arabic, Russian, Chinese...
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(Original post by Bramlow)
:eek:

I laughed far too much when I read that.




*continues learning Arab speakzs*
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As of the 25th April 2010, according to the UK Skills shortage list.
http://www.get-uk-jobs.com/uk-skills-shortage.html


Care Assistants (And Home Carers)Occupation Code = 6115
Skilled senior care workers where there is a regulatory requirement for the jobholder to hold at least a relevant S/NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in care
I shall be doing my NVQ 3 soon!
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I shall be doing my NVQ 3 soon!
Hehe well you should be a shoe-in!!

I think it's funny how everyone on TSR says to people doing creative and vocational subjects that "that's doss, you'll end up in macdonalds, you should be doing a traditional subject" and yet there is a huge demand for skilled dancers, choreographers, chefs etc!
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Hehe well you should be a shoe-in!!

I think it's funny how everyone on TSR says to people doing creative and vocational subjects that "that's doss, you'll end up in macdonalds, you should be doing a traditional subject" and yet there is a huge demand for skilled dancers, choreographers, chefs etc!
Some of these jobs are an international circuit. That is true for sheep shearers amongst others who travel round the world following the agricultural seasons.

In some jobs, ballet dancers and consultant surgeons for example, there are insufficient training places to meet UK demand. There is no good reason why that should be.

With chefs the primary problem is with ethnic cuisine. We want our curries cheap. Therefore the restaurant owners can't pay the wages British Asians would want to cook for a living. So we have to import more cheap labour from Asia who are willing to work long hours for poor pay. Then they don't want their sons to follow in Daddy's footsteps and so we need to import more labour from overseas.
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