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    I was basically wondering whether I could have a job that pays decently well after I get my chemistry degree. I am easily swayed by money as I have come from a lower class background where my family income is very low. I really want a job that pays well and offers financial security for me and my family.
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    (Original post by kieton123)
    I was basically wondering whether I could have a job that pays decently well after I get my chemistry degree. I am easily swayed by money as I have come from a lower class background where my family income is very low. I really want a job that pays well and offers financial security for me and my family.
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    Unless you are studying for a degree which naturally leads into a specific profession (medicine, education etc.) it is hard to say what job you are likely to get.

    If you intend to use your degree to work in a lab or something then you will be paid enough to live a comfortable life. If you just want to make money then a chemistry degree (assuming high attainment) will give you access to grad schemes and thus a professional career. Outside of this, the job you end up doing and how much it pays you will depend on far more than your degree which, in 99% of cases, will just mean you meet the basic requirements of the role.

    You need the degree so that you can tick that box - if you can get any kind of useful work experience that will make your post-university job search much easier.
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    Analytical chemist
    Chemical engineer
    Healthcare scientist,
    Clinical Biochemistry,
    Forensic scientist,
    Pharmacologist,
    Research scientist,
    Toxicologist,
    Teacher,
    McDonalds

    source: http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_chemistry.htm
 
 
 
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