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    Im doing a biochemistry degree at UCL in my first year. Every I look I see that the job prospects are bad. I'm also not enjoying it very much, I'm enjoying the chemistry side of things more and Im getting higher marks in chemistry tests than the biology side, except practicals which are kinda boring. I also dont have the motivation for it because of the job prospects. I'm thinking of changing to just chemistry as I think it's most similar but even that might be a stretch, at least it's more mathematical than biochemsitry. I don't want to work as a researcher or in science as I find practicals quite boring and also to be honest, money is a big motivator. Would a chemistry degree be better for things like banking or other graduate jobs at least 25k starting salary. I don't know if the uni will let me switch at this stage. Can I please have advice as I don't want to be stuck with an unrespected degree before it's too late.
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    If you're not interested in research and practicals don't appeal then it's worth changing as you will do better at things you enjoy and are good at. In terms of banking, even chem isn't a directly relevant degree so what you'll be selling yourself with is transferable skills which you can get from pretty much any science oriented degree. As you're in your first year and will have done quite a bit of chem already changing shouldn't be impossible but the earlier you ask and do it the better.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    If you're not interested in research and practicals don't appeal then it's worth changing as you will do better at things you enjoy and are good at. In terms of banking, even chem isn't a directly relevant degree so what you'll be selling yourself with is transferable skills which you can get from pretty much any science oriented degree. As you're in your first year and will have done quite a bit of chem already changing shouldn't be impossible but the earlier you ask and do it the better.
    Are the job prospects and salary better for chemistry?
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    They're comparable because the skills gained are broadly similar.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    They're comparable because the skills gained are broadly similar.
    Ok, I might just move away from chemistry too. Do you know what is the best degree for wide variety of jobs and generally well paying? I don't want to waste my time and money on a degree that won't get me anywhere.
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    Having a degree in itself makes you employable in a variety of sectors due to the transferable skills you gain. If it's just money you're after then look at the highest paying jobs and find out what qualifications or experience you need for them. Otherwise just pick what you enjoy doing.
 
 
 
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