What is a better degree for getting a stable job straight away? Chemical engineeringWatch
Stable job.... Horses. Get it?
I have nothing useful to contribute. I'll leave now.
Any engineering degrees opens door.
That being said I want to be a banker and they love engineer grads.
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Companies are always looking to hire those who they had for placement years so definitely get one of those in. Invaluable experience so early in your career.
I would say optometry is a sound profession with a lot of opportunities. I know there is a fair salary to be made in private practice especially in London like somewhere like Harley street.
You could always set up your own practice one day, have a gold plaque on the door
This is the website for this private optometrist ^ on Richmond Green in London.
Also, check out Roger Pope & Partners, the Queen's optician for some glamour.
Chem eng is rather different from the other classical engineering disciplines (civil/mechanical/electrical). Chem engrs are trained as generalists rather than specialists and they are numerate enough and scientific enough to deploy into very different roles. Their value lies in their versatility. Indeed, many grads go do something else that may appear very unrelated like the guy that runs China now, the director Frank Capra, and the 3 Nobel prize winners.
Both degrees are respected by employers in their respective fields. However, whilst Optometry is a course that leads to a very specific career, Chemical Engineering will have a wider range of career options.
After six months, Optometry graduates earn less as they will be studying their pre-registration year whereas Chemical Engineering graduates typically earn salaries in the region of £30,000. After a few years, the salaries even out once the Optometry graduates have qualified as Optometrists.
Optometry is a growing profession, with opportunities to work both in high street practices and also in hospital.
Most Chemical Engineers gain employment in industries where large-scale conversion of raw materials is involved and also in the process industries, for example; gas, nuclear, paper, textiles, food, pharmaceutical, oil and recycling industries.
There is a huge drive in the UK to get more Women in Engineering. Engineering can be a great career to work in, with many pathways it can lead to and a huge shortage in the number of graduates going in to Engineering, opportunities to work in the industry are in abundance; http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-...in-engineering
Engineering professionals can earn a high salary http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/n...l-average.html but most of all it can be a great career which you can grow and develop in.
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