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My friend wants to go down the science route, as do i but for medicine, whereas she doesn’t know what jobs are on offer, can anyone help? Links would be helpful
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My friend wants to go down the science route, as do i but for medicine, whereas she doesn’t know what jobs are on offer, can anyone help? Links would be helpful
Sorry what is the science route for medicine?
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My friend wants to go down the science route, as do i but for medicine, whereas she doesn’t know what jobs are on offer, can anyone help? Links would be helpful
which science? what degree specifically? ie biomedical sciences, physics, biology etc

Most people who do chem or physics dont tend to work in science, they get grad jobs that require any degree (finance (many different roles), consulting, teaching, (if you can code) software development, lawyer etc)

There are a few jobs in science though
- researcher (long path, need to do a phd)
- biomedical scientist (if you do a accredited bio med degree)
- chemist
- radiation protection practitioner
- clinical scientist through the nhs STP programme (though I think there are now uni courses that can skip this step for some specialisms) (incredibly competitive)
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Sorry what is the science route for medicine?
Chemistry and biology + another academic subject
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Chemistry and biology + another academic subject
Right so you and your friend are both studying science at A level but one wants to do medicine and the other science. Advice is above for science jobs
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which science? what degree specifically? ie biomedical sciences, physics, biology etc

Most people who do chem or physics dont tend to work in science, they get grad jobs that require any degree (finance (many different roles), consulting, teaching, (if you can code) software development, lawyer etc)

There are a few jobs in science though
- researcher (long path, need to do a phd)
- biomedical scientist (if you do a accredited bio med degree)
- chemist
- radiation protection practitioner
- clinical scientist through the nhs STP programme (though I think there are now uni courses that can skip this step for some specialisms) (incredibly competitive)
She wants to take business and 2 sciences, unsure which, at a level, and wants to know what jobs involve science as she wants to have a job science related. Im asking for degrees that are science based which lead on to other jobs within science
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Right so you and your friend are both studying science at A level but one wants to do medicine and the other science. Advice is above for science jobs
Material Science I see is the most inter-disciplinary degree.
You can be doing Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Economics or all of them in one Degree. If you really like medical appreciation then a big area is bio materials.
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She wants to take business and 2 sciences, unsure which, at a level, and wants to know what jobs involve science as she wants to have a job science related. Im asking for degrees that are science based which lead on to other jobs within science
With pretty much any science job you will need postgrad qualifications as well.
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She wants to take business and 2 sciences, unsure which, at a level, and wants to know what jobs involve science as she wants to have a job science related. Im asking for degrees that are science based which lead on to other jobs within science
For the most part working directly in science means being a researcher (other than being a clinical or biomedical scientist for the nhs or working as a non research chemist in industry)

It completely depends on which science she wants to work in, if its physics she'll need to do maths at a-level too, if its chemistry or biology she needs to look at what the non research jobs in those are like.

She needs to look at the path to becoming a full time permanent researcher too if this is what she means by 'being a scientist' as it is a long road. most people dont end up working in science even if they have a science based degree, there just arent many jobs in it.

Degrees that lead to those careers are biology, biomedical sciences, clinical sciences , chemistry or physics degrees (and various specialisms of those, ie biochemistry, theoretical physics, microbiology etc)
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I feel like everyones reading it wrong. At a level i’m going to study bio, chem and psychology, to then hopefully go on and study medicine. My friend on the other had wants to study business, and two sciences at a level, and then wants to do a job which requires science (so for an example a neuro scientist or a zoologist or even just a science teacher), but we can’t find anywhere a list of the jobs that are science related, we know you need postgrad, i know my medicine route, but she want to know her options, but for sure knows that she wants to work in science or related.
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I feel like everyones reading it wrong. At a level i’m going to study bio, chem and psychology, to then hopefully go on and study medicine. My friend on the other had wants to study business, and two sciences at a level, and then wants to do a job which requires science (so for an example a neuro scientist or a zoologist or even just a science teacher), but we can’t find anywhere a list of the jobs that are science related, we know you need postgrad, i know my medicine route, but she want to know her options, but for sure knows that she wants to work in science or related.
Things like neuro-scientist, zoologist etc are just more specific ways of saying researcher, it is just a more specific title of what area of research they work in.

People have already answered your question, jobs that actually use science are

- researcher (this is in specialisms within chemistry, biology, physics), people who do this normally get lecturer positions
- biomedical scientist for the nhs
- Clinical scientist for the nhs (what you dp depends on specialism, google nhs stp program)
- working as a chemist in industry (various sectors, you will need to look at specific companies yourself to find out what a chemist does at that company in that department, it varies)
- science teacher (I barely class this as working in science as most of the science you teach is wrong)
- radiation practitioner (dont know too much about what they do other than it is slightly science related)


I can't think of anymore that actually use science in their job to a small degree (there may be more but none that I can think of)

for the most part though people who say they want to work in science mean they want to be a researcher.

You need a degree in the general subject you want to work in, ie biomedical scientist = biomedical science degree, theoretical physicist in quantum computing models = physics/maths degree + phd, clinical scientist for the nhs = clinical sciences degree OR science degree + STP program for nhs (degree dependent on specialism)

If you want to know more about each of those individual careers you will need to google it

Note - if your friend is not doing maths then any science job relating to physics is out of the question, you need a maths a-level so your friend is really deciding between chemistry and biology based degrees/careers
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