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    I'm really stuck as to which subject i should take at University!

    I really enjoy chemistry and there is a lot that can be done with a chemistry degree.
    I already have a conditional offer for optom from Bradford... But i feel unsure..

    So what is a better course to go for? Chemistry or optometry? :confused:
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
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    Help please!


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    Hello!

    I assume "optom" is colloquial for optometry?

    Incidentally, Chemistry is much more "broader" in terms of optometry, therefore if you end up saying "I don't like working in a chemical atmosphere", then you could use you're chemistry degree to go into alternative disciplines.

    Optometry however is a health related field, and the pay is usually respectable - http://www.prospects.ac.uk/optometrist_salary.htm

    Also, I think there may be more jobs in optometry than chemistry due to it being health related, but I do not know this for certain.

    Conclusively however, you should go by what you like. I'd recommend talking to local universities about the course and then make a decision.

    I wish you the best of luck =)

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    (Original post by Enavor)
    Hello!

    I assume "optom" is colloquial for optometry?

    Incidentally, Chemistry is much more "broader" in terms of optometry, therefore if you end up saying "I don't like working in a chemical atmosphere", then you could use you're chemistry degree to go into alternative disciplines.

    Optometry however is a health related field, and the pay is usually respectable - http://www.prospects.ac.uk/optometrist_salary.htm

    Also, I think there may be more jobs in optometry than chemistry due to it being health related, but I do not know this for certain.

    Conclusively however, you should go by what you like. I'd recommend talking to local universities about the course and then make a decision.

    I wish you the best of luck =)

    L.
    Thank you very much for your help!
    I've talked to friends, family, teachers, head of sixth form.. Basically everyone!

    Finally made a decision to stick with optometry... So got nothing to worry about now as i already have an offer from Bradford for optometry... Need to focus on getting the grades..

    And Thank you!

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