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    As final year students get ready to enter the working world, Fresh Student Living has compared the difference in salaries across various industries in the UK to reveal the most valuable degrees.

    Here's the earning potential of students with the following degrees...

    Art
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    Typically, the starting salary is around £18,000, but those interested in digital art like graphic and digital design can expect a higher salary starting at £15,000–£19,000 with the potential to rise up to £27,00 after some years of experience.



    Banking and Accounting
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    Salaries for accountancy can vary depending on location, specialisation and size of the company, although graduates can still enjoy a decent starting package of £23,180.
    If you're looking to start off with a high salary, investment bankers have been known to earn up to £45,000 right off the bat.



    Business, Marketing and Management
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    These degrees can provide some well-paid careers in accountancy, investment banking, marketing, HR, retail management and media.
    A career in retail management could earn you a salary of between £17,000–£23,000, while a career in HR can start you off with a cool £19,000. Digital marketing degree holders can expect a starting salary of between £18,000–£22,000.



    Computer Science
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    Your salary will depend on what career path you follow. IT jobs like programming, systems analysis, web design, UX design and more are in high demand and promise good salaries, which can range from £17,000 all the way up to £70,000.



    Education
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    Teaching positions are always in high demand in England and Wales. Starting salaries for qualified teachers range from £22,917 to £28,660 for London-based positions.



    Engineering
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    Depending on your specialty, engineering graduates can enjoy salaries that start at £25,000 for civil engineers to £27,696 for chemical engineering.



    Humanities
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    These degrees are quite flexible in terms of job hunting, with possible options being media, teaching and marketing, to name a few. Starting salaries for those in publishing and journalism are around £19,000–£23,000.


    Law
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    Despite what many think, a law degree is not a quick ticket to a high salary. Law graduates will have to start from the bottom, while the most competitive firms can offer salaries between £22,000 and £45,000.



    Life Sciences
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    The starting salary for a clinical scientist ranges between £26,250–£35,250, while biomedical scientists can expect anything from £22,000 to £28,500.



    Medicine
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    Graduate salaries for those going into adult nursing is around £22,000–£28,500, while junior doctors can earn £26,614 and specialists between £36,461 and £46,208. For animal lovers, veterinary medicine offers an average starting salary of around £27,721.



    And the most in-demand jobs for graduates currently are...
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    • IT security architects
    • Data analysts
    • Risk analysts
    • Part-qualified accountants
    • Civil engineers
    • Payroll team leaders
    • Java developers
    • Safety case engineers
    • Building surveyors
    • Project managers


    What do you think of these results? Did you expect to earn more/less than predicted?
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    (Original post by discobish)
    As final year students get ready to enter the working world, Fresh Student Living has compared the difference in salaries across various industries in the UK to reveal the most valuable degrees.

    Here's the earning potential of students with the following degrees...

    Art
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    Typically, the starting salary is around £18,000, but those interested in digital art like graphic and digital design can expect a higher salary starting at £15,000–£19,000 with the potential to rise up to £27,00 after some years of experience.





    Banking and Accounting
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    Salaries for accountancy can vary depending on location, specialisation and size of the company, although graduates can still enjoy a decent starting package of £23,180.
    If you're looking to start off with a high salary, investment bankers have been known to earn up to £45,000 right off the bat.





    Business, Marketing and Management
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    Show



    These degrees can provide some well-paid careers in accountancy, investment banking, marketing, HR, retail management and media.
    A career in retail management could earn you a salary of between £17,000–£23,000, while a career in HR can start you off with a cool £19,000. Digital marketing degree holders can expect a starting salary of between £18,000–£22,000.





    Computer Science
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    Your salary will depend on what career path you follow. IT jobs like programming, systems analysis, web design, UX design and more are in high demand and promise good salaries, which can range from £17,000 all the way up to £70,000.





    Education
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    Teaching positions are always in high demand in England and Wales. Starting salaries for qualified teachers range from £22,917 to £28,660 for London-based positions.





    Engineering
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    Depending on your specialty, engineering graduates can enjoy salaries that start at £25,000 for civil engineers to £27,696 for chemical engineering.





    Humanities
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    These degrees are quite flexible in terms of job hunting, with possible options being media, teaching and marketing, to name a few. Starting salaries for those in publishing and journalism are around £19,000–£23,000.




    Law
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    Despite what many think, a law degree is not a quick ticket to a high salary. Law graduates will have to start from the bottom, while the most competitive firms can offer salaries between £22,000 and £45,000.





    Life Sciences
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    The starting salary for a clinical scientist ranges between £26,250–£35,250, while biomedical scientists can expect anything from £22,000 to £28,500.





    Medicine
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    Graduate salaries for those going into adult nursing is around £22,000–£28,500, while junior doctors can earn £26,614 and specialists between £36,461 and £46,208. For animal lovers, veterinary medicine offers an average starting salary of around £27,721.





    And the most in-demand jobs for graduates currently are...
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    • IT security architects
    • Data analysts
    • Risk analysts
    • Part-qualified accountants
    • Civil engineers
    • Payroll team leaders
    • Java developers
    • Safety case engineers
    • Building surveyors
    • Project managers




    What do you think of these results? Did you expect to earn more/less than predicted?
    Mine isn't here. But I know roughly what I could earn after graduation if I manage to get employed.
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    Or have really bad social anxiety, and just become depressed and unemployed, and kill yourself when you reach 30.
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    (Original post by hannxm)
    Mine isn't here. But I know roughly what I could earn after graduation if I manage to get employed.
    Oh no what do you study?
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    It doesn't really matter to me, I plan to live off my investments either way. Hopefully in 20 years I can be earning more from my investments than my job income. I have £50,000 in the market and I don't plan to stop. I will be happy if I can hit £70,000 in the market by the end of the year.
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    bottom line with grad pay it's literally a tradeoff between pay and happiness
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    Racist. All jobs should pay equal. Arts graduates should earn as much as engineers, engineers should earn as much as doctors, doctors should earn as much as premier league footballers, and premier league footballers should earn as much as hedge-fund managers.

    That would definitely work.
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    forget about the price tag
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    (Original post by ahlaladolly)
    forget about the price tag
    Yay. B broke all life beginning Corbyn for free housing someone else paid for. YOLO
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    income porn
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    (Original post by NonIndigenous)
    Yay. B broke all life. YOLO
    LMAOO
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    (Original post by discobish)
    As final year students get ready to enter the working world, Fresh Student Living has compared the difference in salaries across various industries in the UK to reveal the most valuable degrees.


    What do you think of these results? Did you expect to earn more/less than predicted?
    So looking at the list of "in demand jobs" it's clear the majority of them are tech roles.

    What is worrying as a tech professional is that there seems to be less people doing ICT/Computer Science at GCSE/A-Level and anecdotally I've heard of clusters of universities having reduced applicants for CS degrees. That's a worrying trend, because if we're already facing shortages and there's a drop off in CS grads coming through then things are only going to get more difficult for CS grads in some ways. I mean, of course it will be easier to land a job, but more work will be piled on grad positions to make up for the overall shortages in tech.

    When you factor in that 1 out of every 5 men will leave tech after 10 years in the industry, that 2 out of every 5 women will leave tech after 10 years and Computer Science degrees have the highest drop out rates for any degree in the UK... it's pretty bleak.
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    (Original post by NonIndigenous)
    Racist. All jobs should pay equal. Arts graduates should earn as much as engineers, engineers should earn as much as doctors, doctors should earn as much as premier league footballers, and premier league footballers should earn as much as hedge-fund managers.

    That would definitely work.
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    different jobs provide different levels of value to the economic system and different professions have different economic dynamics (largely, supply vs demand).

    There are very few premier league footballers that provide large amounts of value to the people willing to pay for their tickets, merch, advertising etc. I'm sure if we made education a spectator event with national leagues of school teams all competing for their fans support then teachers would probably get paid the same as coaches.

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    different jobs provide different levels of value to the economic system and different professions have different economic dynamics (largely, supply vs demand).

    There are very few premier league footballers that provide large amounts of value to the people willing to pay for their tickets, merch, advertising etc. I'm sure if we made education a spectator event with national leagues of school teams all competing for their fans support then teachers would probably get paid the same as coaches.

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    In a free market people can demand what people are willing to pay. Footballers get paid so much because there is a huge demand to watch football games in the world. If you don't pay footballer X his going rate of £70,000 a month, he will go to another country which does. I know the pay is insane, but it is what it is. What we should be focusing on is improving productivity in the UK to increase the GDP per person.
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    Degrees outside of explicitly 1-to-1 career mapped ones don't really lead on to any sort of specific career with any accuracy.

    Maths, history, engineering grads could be doing anything from law, to I-banking, to general management, to software engineering it's more about your general aptitude (for generalist career paths like law or banking) or specific skills (for specialist career paths like software or design).

    Even within specific roles pay fluctuates depending on the relative "prestige" or profitability of a company/industry (e.g public sector v private, top firms vs lesser known firms..) and the labour market of the location one is in. Not to mention differences in expected work/life balances. So all-in, these figures are kind of just pie in the sky (bar the public sector defined ones).
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    isnt this method a bit flawed? for certain degrees and career paths it really matters which university you go to and what grade you got, whilst for other degrees and career paths it does not make much difference.

    the info here seems a bit basic.
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    My degree isn't here, and it flits between humanities and social sciences, and I will be earning way more than what is stated there :lol:
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    My degree isn't here, and it flits between humanities and social sciences, and I will be earning way more than what is stated there :lol:
    What do you study? Mine isn't either :laugh: although I imagine employment won't be so easy for me.
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    >Art degree
    >Money

    Pick one
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    (Original post by Elastichedgehog)
    What do you study? Mine isn't either :laugh: although I imagine employment won't be so easy for me.
    Politics, I have a grad offer for the civil service with starting wage of £28k
 
 
 

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