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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!!
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    (Original post by Lance Harmsworth)
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    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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