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Hello, I am in year 13 and studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-level. I have applied for chemical engineering and chemistry but I am not sure that is what I want to do.
I want to do something that will give me an immediate job with a high starting salary and is no longer than 4 years, I don't want to wait until my 30s to be earning a steady pay. It might sound selfish but I want to have my life sorted in my early/mid 20s.

Any suggestions will be appreciated 😊
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Hello, I am in year 13 and studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-level. I have applied for chemical engineering and chemistry but I am not sure that is what I want to do.
I want to do something that will give me an immediate job with a high starting salary and is no longer than 4 years, I don't want to wait until my 30s to be earning a steady pay. It might sound selfish but I want to have my life sorted in my early/mid 20s.

Any suggestions will be appreciated 😊
What do you consider a high starting salary?
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What do you consider a high starting salary?
I'd say between 25-30k a year is quite a high starting salary
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Hello, I am in year 13 and studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-level. I have applied for chemical engineering and chemistry but I am not sure that is what I want to do.
I want to do something that will give me an immediate job with a high starting salary and is no longer than 4 years, I don't want to wait until my 30s to be earning a steady pay. It might sound selfish but I want to have my life sorted in my early/mid 20s.

Any suggestions will be appreciated 😊
Chem eng grads get paid well and pay increases a lot with experience so if its money you are after just stick with Chem Eng. Economics is something you could also do if you want your life to revolve around money and climbing the corporate ladder.
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I'd say between 25-30k a year is quite a high starting salary
If you want an immediate job with very low chances of unemployment in that sort of bracket then something like Audiologist or another healthcare scientist role would put you on that. Nursing, Physio, Podiatry, speech therapy and similar jobs *can* pay that much depending on how well you do.

The highest graduate salary (for a standard recruitment scheme) is for Aldi at £44k https://www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/graduates/ but it's a very competitive scheme (so even if you take a course in management/business with some specialisation in leadership, logistics, supply chain and similar then you might not get the job)
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Hello, I am in year 13 and studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-level. I have applied for chemical engineering and chemistry but I am not sure that is what I want to do.
I want to do something that will give me an immediate job with a high starting salary and is no longer than 4 years, I don't want to wait until my 30s to be earning a steady pay. It might sound selfish but I want to have my life sorted in my early/mid 20s.

Any suggestions will be appreciated 😊
I suggest you do Chem Engineering.

With that you can go into industry and earn about £30k starting in oil & gas. Or you can do any other job like consulting, finance, banking etc. and still earn similarly high wages.

I have been told that chem eng is one of the most versatile subjects out there.

Good luck.
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I would say economics. it is a very interesting subject that will allow many career paths after just 3 years graduation. The average starting salary for econ grads is just over 28k!
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