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    i was just wondering if there were any other good professions like a doctor, that is well paid and is respected by others. I'm in year 10 going to year 11 and i still don't know many jobs but want to plan my future now. i'm a girl, i enjoy maths and science (biology and chemistry)... not really into physics though. i don't really want to become an engineer as i heard that not many girls do it... i'm really sorry for being so picky but it would really help me if i could be introduced to new professions... thank you
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    Sorry mate. Three choices.

    Doctor, Lawyer or Engineer.

    Just kidding. Why do you care about picking a profession that is "well respected" by others? Do what matters to you, and you only. It's a real shame that you have excluded engineering because "not many girls do it". Please don't let that be the sole factor to why you don't want to pursue a career in such a fantastic field of work!
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    (Original post by BlackPink24)
    i don't really want to become an engineer as i heard that not many girls do it...
    Since when was that a reason not to do something? Once upon a time there were no female doctors or police officers.
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    Hate to break it to you...but you can't become a profession

    Okay srs Choose whatever speaks to you, what you enjoy
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    (Original post by BlackPink24)
    i was just wondering if there were any other good professions like a doctor, that is well paid and is respected by others. I'm in year 10 going to year 11 and i still don't know many jobs but want to plan my future now. i'm a girl, i enjoy maths and science (biology and chemistry)... not really into physics though. i don't really want to become an engineer as i heard that not many girls do it... i'm really sorry for being so picky but it would really help me if i could be introduced to new professions... thank you
    I think you should aspire to create something for yourself and the best way to do that is by becoming an entrepreneur. That's what Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. are doing with their lives. Running your own business is satisfying beyond your wildest dreams, can be extremely lucrative and is very highly regarded in any society. Always has been. It's sad and discouraging to see so many fellow young, ambitious and (presumably) talented people limiting their potential to being just another employee. There's nothing wrong with being a lawyer or a doctor—largely because society will always need and value the services they provide—, but you will be just another face in the crowd and you are easily replaceable. In the case of a lawyer, you just make other people, i.e. the Equity Partners in your firm if you go down the commercial law route (because that's where the money/ prestige really lie), richer than you. This doesn't apply if you become a barrister, of course. At least doctors actually cure people and solve natural, rather than man-made, problems and issues. But even then, you'll be on £23k for a while (not to mention the crazy hours, thanks to Jeremy Hunt who, ironically, is an ex-entrepreneur) after graduating from Med School and won't see the large, six-figure salaries until you're in your 30s at the earliest. It's a long process and, frankly, the financial rewards are disproportionate to the time and mental stress you commit before qualifying. Not to mention the student debt. However, if you don't have the great ideas that could change the world à la Silicone Valley entrepreneurs, don't have the patience to make good money as a doctor, and don't really fancy billing £500/hr only to be paid the equivalent of £70/hr as a commercial lawyer, but still want to be well paid, then consider investment banking and other finance careers generally, e.g. private equity and hedge funds.
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    (Original post by starfab)
    Hate to break it to you...but you can't become a profession

    Okay srs Choose whatever speaks to you, what you enjoy
    hahaha thanks i really hope there will be a teacher that explains all this in year 11... i still don't know the difference between a college and a 6th form lol ...
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    (Original post by BlackPink24)
    i was just wondering if there were any other good professions like a doctor, that is well paid and is respected by others. I'm in year 10 going to year 11 and i still don't know many jobs but want to plan my future now. i'm a girl, i enjoy maths and science (biology and chemistry)... not really into physics though. i don't really want to become an engineer as i heard that not many girls do it... i'm really sorry for being so picky but it would really help me if i could be introduced to new professions... thank you
    You and me are so similar!! I just finished year 11 and I also really love maths, bio and chem hence why I'm taking them for A levels, but I don't like physics too much xD haha, I would say that if you enjoy all maths, chem and bio, you could pursue something in the biochemical industry (that's what I'm doing ), but honestly, the choice is all yours! Do something you enjoy and are confident that you will be successful! Best of luck in year 11 xx
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    (Original post by LostYouth)
    I think you should aspire to create something for yourself and the best way to do that is by becoming an entrepreneur. That's what Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. are doing with their lives. Running your own business is satisfying beyond your wildest dreams, can be extremely lucrative and is very highly regarded in any society. Always has been. It's sad and discouraging to see so many fellow young, ambitious and (presumably) talented people limiting their potential to being just another employee. There's nothing wrong with being a lawyer or a doctor—largely because society will always need and value the services they provide—, but you will be just another face in the crowd and you are easily replaceable. In the case of a lawyer, you just make other people, i.e. the Equity Partners in your firm if you go down the commercial law route (because that's where the money/ prestige really lie), richer than you. This doesn't apply if you become a barrister, of course. At least doctors actually cure people and solve natural, rather than man-made, problems and issues. But even then, you'll be on £23k for a while (not to mention the crazy hours, thanks to Jeremy Hunt who, ironically, is an ex-entrepreneur) after graduating from Med School and won't see the large, six-figure salaries until you're in your 30s at the earliest. It's a long process and, frankly, the financial rewards are disproportionate to the time and mental stress you commit before qualifying. Not to mention the student debt. However, if you don't have the great ideas that could change the world à la Silicone Valley entrepreneurs, don't have the patience to make good money as a doctor, and don't really fancy billing £500/hr only to be paid the equivalent of £70/hr as a commercial lawyer, but still want to be well paid, then consider investment banking and other finance careers generally, e.g. private equity and hedge funds.
    Thank u sooo much for spending your time to write this
    i actually think finance is a good career for me as i really enjoy maths. Thank u once again
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    (Original post by BlackPink24)
    Thank u sooo much for spending your time to write this
    i actually think finance is a good career for me as i really enjoy maths. Thank u once again
    It's my pleasure. I'm sure Goldman Sachs will have a place for you when the time comes for you to apply!
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    (Original post by BlackPink24)
    i was just wondering if there were any other good professions like a doctor, that is well paid and is respected by others. I'm in year 10 going to year 11 and i still don't know many jobs but want to plan my future now. i'm a girl, i enjoy maths and science (biology and chemistry)... not really into physics though. i don't really want to become an engineer as i heard that not many girls do it... i'm really sorry for being so picky but it would really help me if i could be introduced to new professions... thank you
    if you want to get into healthcare, moneywise it is dentistry and optometry. dentistry you have to perform surgical procedures but the hours are much much better than working as a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

    Optometry is arguably 1 of the easiest jobs in healthcare (vs the ones above) in terms of degree work and professional work and a lot of vacancies I have seen for locums is £40-50/hour which (assuming you work 40 hours a week) is £1600-£2000 a week essentially 2-3 years out of uni (it is a 3 year degree vs a 5 year for med and dentistry) with 1 year pre-reg vs 2 years f1 and f2 training & 3 years specicialising as a doctor.
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    don't want to become an engineer because lots of girls don't do it? lmao, that's a lame excuse, sorry.

    I don't understand, do you want me to list every profession in the world apart from engineering?

    well you enjoy biology, chemistry and maths so why not consider the following:

    Stock broking
    Accounting
    Marine biologist
    Cryptography
    Intelligence
    Teacher
    Dentist
    Zoologist
    Forensic scientist
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    (Original post by hannahrl1708)
    You and me are so similar!! I just finished year 11 and I also really love maths, bio and chem hence why I'm taking them for A levels, but I don't like physics too much xD haha, I would say that if you enjoy all maths, chem and bio, you could pursue something in the biochemical industry (that's what I'm doing ), but honestly, the choice is all yours! Do something you enjoy and are confident that you will be successful! Best of luck in year 11 xx
    Wow u too?!?! Yeah i agree Biochemistry is a really good industry i'm actually having a difficult time deciding if i want to do things related to either maths and finance or science related (biochemistry).But thank you anyway!!!
    And i hope u get the results you wanted in August xxx
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    (Original post by BlackPink24)
    Wow u too?!?! Yeah i agree Biochemistry is a really good industry i'm actually having a difficult time deciding if i want to do things related to either maths and finance or science related (biochemistry).But thank you anyway!!!
    And i hope u get the results you wanted in August xxx
    are you sure you don't want to do engineering? have you looked at university open days for them?
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    Do you want a relatively easy, well-paid government healthcare position? Well...

    https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5...nside_HGSS.png
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    (Original post by Withengar)
    Do you want a relatively easy, well-paid government healthcare position? Well...

    https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5...nside_HGSS.png
    Lmao!

    I guess putting Pokeballs inside of a machine that looks like an incubator is an easy job. The only downside is the uniform if you are male. Not saying that men can't wear pink dresses, of course.
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    are you sure you don't want to do engineering? have you looked at university open days for them?
    Hi again! i actually think engineering is a really good career i've never went to an university open day so i still don't know what i want to do and if i will really enjoy it. I could actually end up being interested on engineering in the future as some involves mathematics. My dad is actually an engineer himself and is well paid. So i think engineering is also a good career which i could take myself in the future But i just wanted to have good friends that are girls at work and when i asked my dad if there were any girls where he worked he said that there was hardly any. However i strongly agree engineering is a really goo career
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    (Original post by Withengar)
    Do you want a relatively easy, well-paid government healthcare position? Well...

    https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5...nside_HGSS.png
    hahahaha that's actually funny
    i used to play that when i was little lol
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    (Original post by BlackPink24)
    Hi again! i actually think engineering is a really good career i've never went to an university open day so i still don't know what i want to do and if i will really enjoy it. I could actually end up being interested on engineering in the future as some involves mathematics. My dad is actually an engineer himself and is well paid. So i think engineering is also a good career which i could take myself in the future But i just wanted to have good friends that are girls at work and when i asked my dad if there were any girls where he worked he said that there was hardly any. However i strongly agree engineering is a really goo career
    There is a massive drive to get more women into the engineering industry these days. Seeing you're in Year 10 at the moment, by the time you get your undergraduate degree in engineering which should be in 8 years time (provided nothing goes wrong) then hopefully there will be a greater proportion of women in the industry
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    (Original post by BlackPink24)
    Hi again! i actually think engineering is a really good career i've never went to an university open day so i still don't know what i want to do and if i will really enjoy it. I could actually end up being interested on engineering in the future as some involves mathematics. My dad is actually an engineer himself and is well paid. So i think engineering is also a good career which i could take myself in the future But i just wanted to have good friends that are girls at work and when i asked my dad if there were any girls where he worked he said that there was hardly any. However i strongly agree engineering is a really goo career
    that's the thing, there's literally no females in engineering which is becoming a bit of an issue now.

    you choose what you enjoy though but also keep your options open
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    Hiya,

    You're in year 10/11 so you still have plenty of time to decide!

    If you like biology and chemistry then there is plenty of university degrees out there that combine these things.

    Although it's important to think of the social aspect don't forget that even if you're course doesn't have many girls on it let's say like engineering you're at university and can meet people on different courses too! Make sure you pick a course you'll enjoy but it's good that you've thought of everything.

    Work hard in Year 11 so you have good grades when you apply so you can pick whatever you want!

    Don't worry about what people think of a career too much. It's not like how it used to be. If you pick a career you love/enjoy and do well in it people will respect you But how you feel is more important than what people will think of you.

    So make sure you work hard but also have fun and enjoy yourself.

    In terms of new professions and being introduced to them. Remember you can always ask your teachers. And online there are websites like Choices Ahead that help.

    Even if you don't decide you can study something quite general at uni and pick more and more specific modules as you go along!

    prospects.ac.uk is great for seeing different jobs.

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...degree/biology


    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...gree/chemistry


    I wish you all the best !
 
 
 
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