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Is it true that engineers are low paid, you find it really hard to find a job after you graduate etc.?????
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There are few engineering jobs relative to how many people actually apply for those jobs. In some cases, yes they can be "low paid".
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There are few engineering jobs relative to how many people actually apply for those jobs. In some cases, yes they can be "low paid".
Oh ok, might have to skip that plan and become an accountant instead...
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Oh ok, might have to skip that plan and become an accountant instead...
Others will say there are still lots of jobs. My advice is to first, do something you will enjoy. Engineers will have lots of jobs to apply for: consultancy, technology, engineering (obviously), data science and finance. I am perhaps biased and pessimistic because I am looking for a job and getting rejections sucks. I would say however, that you should probably do mech eng, or electrical rather than something like chemical eng which seems to have fewer jobs.
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Others will say there are still lots of jobs. My advice is to first, do something you will enjoy. Engineers will have lots of jobs to apply for: consultancy, technology, engineering (obviously), data science and finance. I am perhaps biased and pessimistic because I am looking for a job and getting rejections sucks. I would say however, that you should probably do mech eng, or electrical rather than something like chemical eng which seems to have fewer jobs.
what about the pay?
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wait guys can I get into finance with an engineering degree such as accounting etc. if I dont somehow manage to get a job as an engineer?
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Oh ok, might have to skip that plan and become an accountant instead...
When I graduated from Oxford, accountancy was the number one employer of Engineers

On the plus side, it's always an option if you fail to find employment in engineering.
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When I graduated from Oxford, accountancy was the number one employer of Engineers

On the plus side, it's always an option if you fail to find employment in engineering
what did you graduate from?
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what did you graduate from?
Engineering and Computing Science, a long, long time ago
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Oh ok, might have to skip that plan and become an accountant instead...
Don’t just do a job for the salary, it’s utterly pointless
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Engineering and Computing Science, a long, long time ago
...so are you an accountant now?
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Don’t just do a job for the salary, it’s utterly pointless
but it is really not worth the education. Think about how much time education takes
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wait guys can I get into finance with an engineering degree such as accounting etc. if I dont somehow manage to get a job as an engineer?
Yes - it would be highly value added in fact. I'm an accountant who has worked with lots of engineers if you want to know more.
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what about the pay?
It varies depending on the job and location, but the average graduate salary is probably around £27000.
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...so are you an accountant now?
No. Computing in Silicon Valley pays more
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Yes - it would be highly value added in fact. I'm an accountant who has worked with lots of engineers if you want to know more.
wait so are you saying an engineering degree is better than accounting?
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What's the job market like for Aerospace Engineering graduates?
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wait so are you saying an engineering degree is better than accounting?
Well - you cant be an engineer with an accounting degree but you can become an accountant with an engineering degree. Someone with an engineering degree who enters accounting may have particular benefits in their career. Firstly - the level of maths in engineering degrees is far greater than a standard business/ accounting degree. Secondly the specific background can be of value.
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