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i am thinking of doing a natural sciences degree but i do not know what jobs i can get into after doing the degree. please help me and i was wondering if you have good job security.
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i am thinking of doing a natural sciences degree but i do not know what jobs i can get into after doing the degree. please help me and i was wondering if you have good job security.
Be a natural scientist?
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Depends, you still specialise within NatSci!
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In terms of job security, it's probably research at the university you did the degree at...
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i am thinking of doing a natural sciences degree but i do not know what jobs i can get into after doing the degree. please help me and i was wondering if you have good job security.
Where are you looking at doing it? Which unis?

Natsci is a broad degree (one I'm about to start in October!) and part of its appeal to me was its flexibility after graduation. Lots of people go onto further study, some become scientists in all fields, banking, management consultancy, law conversion etc. A good science degree, given it usually involves maths, is very diverse and can get you a job in lots of areas.

However, you want to go to a good uni and you'll need at least a 2:1
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Where are you looking at doing it? Which unis?

Natsci is a broad degree (one I'm about to start in October!) and part of its appeal to me was its flexibility after graduation. Lots of people go onto further study, some become scientists in all fields, banking, management consultancy, law conversion etc. A good science degree, given it usually involves maths, is very diverse and can get you a job in lots of areas.

However, you want to go to a good uni and you'll need at least a 2:1
I am currently in year 12 thinking of doing the degree. The unis I was thinking about were imperial,UCL, Southampton, queen Marys and baths. But I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket and apply at all 5 choices to do nat sci

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i am thinking of doing a natural sciences degree but i do not know what jobs i can get into after doing the degree. please help me and i was wondering if you have good job security.
It depends exactly which subjects areas you cover. A chemistry and biology route would lead you in an entirely different direction to a maths and physics route.

My Natural Sciences degree combined Maths, Physics and Environmental Science. Generally I found that this was accepted by most employers requiring a degree in Maths or Physics or Env Sci as I had still done these courses to degree level. This gives you a much wider range of options than most people have as you can apply for more jobs than people with a straight degree.

Our department also encouraged us to emphasise the multidisciplinary part of our degree. It is being recognised more and more that everything is interlinked and people with a broad understanding to a high level are very employable. We were often told stories of past graduates who had beaten 200 pure chemists for a chemistry job because their broader knowledge gave them a better understanding.

I went in to my undergrad knowing that I wanted to be a meteorologist, and therefore took the relevant courses. I have just finished my masters in meteorology and would say that having the broader background made it so much easier for me than for those on my course with a pure degree in maths/physics/geography.

Hope that helps!
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Are more pertinent question is what do you do with a ba in English...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK6ksA0QyE4

To be perfectly honest, nowadays I would say you need to pick a job first that you'd like to do and then choose the degree for it...

speaking from my first degree where I was informed 'Do a good general subject and there'll be loads of graduate jobs' but by the time I graduated, employers wanted everyone to specialise into specific job based degrees.... c'est la vie eh? now I am going to study Speech Therapy - with a clear job at the end. fingers crossed though! Good luck with your course.
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