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    I am still undecided on my future career plans, I am in my first year of a levels and after having the original plan of dentistry I soon realised my gcse grades weren't good enough. I have recently considered engineering, pharmacy, optemetry as well as computing. With engineering and computing I am looking into a foundation year due to not having the right a levels (currently doing biology, chemistry and psychology). I have some interest in all of these but the other criteria I have is salary, work hours job availability. I know it is quite early to be thinking about this but I like to have a clear idea of where I want to be so I can work towards it. The grades I believe would be achievable for me are between AAB-BBB
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    Honestly, it doesn't matter! I've finished my degree and I'm still not sure :lol: #Moooose
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    What degree did you complete?
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    I think at that stage, it's not vastly important to know what you're going to do - what subject interests you most?
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    I think at that stage, it's not vastly important to know what you're going to do - what subject interests you most?
    I would say biology, history and physics but I also see potential income as a factor
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    bruh half of the year 13s I know have applied to uni without really knowing what they want to do as a career, it doesn't matter despite every teacher and relative asking you with the assumption that you've already made your mind up.
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    (Original post by bkr32)
    I would say biology, history and physics but I also see potential income as a factor
    Have you talked to your teachers/year leader about the options you have?
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    Have you talked to your teachers/year leader about the options you have?
    I have attempted to on various occasions but it is usually met with quite an ambiguous response.
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    (Original post by bkr32)
    I am still undecided on my future career plans, I am in my first year of a levels and after having the original plan of dentistry I soon realised my gcse grades weren't good enough. I have recently considered engineering, pharmacy, optemetry as well as computing. With engineering and computing I am looking into a foundation year due to not having the right a levels (currently doing biology, chemistry and psychology). I have some interest in all of these but the other criteria I have is salary, work hours job availability. I know it is quite early to be thinking about this but I like to have a clear idea of where I want to be so I can work towards it. The grades I believe would be achievable for me are between AAB-BBB
    see if you can get some work shadowing in any of the areas so you can see what the day to day reality of the jobs are like or even just a chat with a local pharmacist or optician. Don't feel you have to apply to university next year just because- don't be afraid to take a gap year if you aren't certain.
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    (Original post by bkr32)
    I have attempted to on various occasions but it is usually met with quite an ambiguous response.
    That's unfortunate!

    I'd try and spend some time thinking of what you're really passionate about, and then researching different degrees you could get relating to that

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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    That's unfortunate!

    I'd try and spend some time thinking of what you're really passionate about, and then researching different degrees you could get relating to that

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    Which one of these career paths would you say is the most lucrative and rewarding?
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    (Original post by bkr32)
    Which one of these career paths would you say is the most lucrative and rewarding?
    It depends what you mean by rewarding really - in terms of passion, it's whatever you enjoy most. In terms of expected salary, you should be able to find an average for each course online
 
 
 
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