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    Hi, I'm currently studying my A-levels in bio chem and math. I want a lucrative career, will work hard and be 100% committed to the job. I want a fast paced, high stakes life style and wondered whether a degree in chemistry: which I have five offers for, is the best option or whether i should take a year out once i have secured my A levels and reapply to a different degree? Help is very much needed!!

    (Original post by Lance Harmsworth)
    This depends entirely on what you want to do. The degree doesn't narrow down your career path significantly at this point - the whole chemical sector is available to you, plus finance, and other areas. You sound like someone probably targeting a graduate programme tailored towards leadership/management roles - which very rarely ever require a specific degree. It also depends on what else you think you might do instead. A history degree isn't likely to afford you as many options in that it doesn't really have such a major direct sector (like the technical skills you get from a science degree) - it's more about the soft skills from it. Again, fine for many management schemes.

    Most of getting a job that you want will come from the stuff you do to show you're a 100% committed hard worker - the internships, setting up a business, the society involvements, the volunteering, whatever it is you choose to do with your time outside of your course.
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