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From what I’ve seen you can’t earn more than about £30k after a Bsc or MChem
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From what I’ve seen you can’t earn more than about £30k after a Bsc or MChem
I haven't looked much into the degree, but I know that a Chemistry degree from a top uni could land you jobs in competitive finance areas, such as Investment Banking, where you can expect to earn six-figures. This is because many companies look for transferrable skills in applicants, such as problem-solving and critical thinking, which a chemistry degree will provide.

This link shows some more careers that a Chemistry degree would be useful for: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...gree/chemistry
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Why couldn't you earn more than 30k with a chemistry degree?

Sounds like complete nonsense to me.
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Also, a £30k starting salary after a bachelor's is fine. Most graduate schemes, unless finance/banking, don't pay more than £30k.
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From what I’ve seen you can’t earn more than about £30k after a Bsc or MChem
I'm going to say yes, you are delluded (although I wouldn't use such a strong word). You've effectively made 2 mistakes. The first is assuming everyone that does Chemistry goes on to do a Chemistry-esque role. And the second is assuming none of those roles ever pay more than £30K.

IDK exactly what roles you have in mind, but they're almost certainly not the only ones you can do with a Chemistry degree.
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Also, a £30k starting salary after a bachelor's is fine. Most graduate schemes, unless finance/banking, don't pay more than £30k.
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I haven't looked much into the degree, but I know that a Chemistry degree from a top uni could land you jobs in competitive finance areas, such as Investment Banking, where you can expect to earn six-figures. This is because many companies look for transferrable skills in applicants, such as problem-solving and critical thinking, which a chemistry degree will provide.

This link shows some more careers that a Chemistry degree would be useful for: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...gree/chemistry
So I could potentially go straight into investment banking with a Chem degree?? (Or other non related to Chem careers)
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Why couldn't you earn more than 30k with a chemistry degree?

Sounds like complete nonsense to me.
Can you give me some examples
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Also, a £30k starting salary after a bachelor's is fine. Most graduate schemes, unless finance/banking, don't pay more than £30k.
I’m not talking about starting salary though
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Can you give me some examples
Surely most graduate jobs would be open to someone with a Chemistry degree? Eg banking, management consultancy etc.
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From what I’ve seen you can’t earn more than about £30k after a Bsc or MChem
Law conversion course and become corporate lawyer, making up to 45k in first year only if ur very good
Patent law
IB
IT
Accounting
Consulting
All of which look favourably upon chemistry graduates and pay good money, more than 30k
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So I could potentially go straight into investment banking with a Chem degree?? (Or other non related to Chem careers)
That's possible, but it isn't easy to get into investment banking, regardless of whatever degree you have.

If you are interested in this path, it's very important to secure internships during university (spring weeks and summer internships). Once you get the job, they'll train you up with everything you need to know.
But you do need to have done a lot of reading in finance for the interviews so that you can show them that you're really interested in pursuing this career.
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