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I know someone who finds the idea of working in a lab quite appealing, wants to experience in creating products hands on and loves chemistry+maths.
but unfortunately she hates biology so she’s taking physics as a 3rd option instead for A levels (after chem+maths)

What career /degrees would you suggest to this student considering the interests she has ?
She also thinks of salary and earning a decent amount seems quite important to her as she aspires to live with financial freedom
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Materials science or chemistry. Even product design/product design engineering could be good, there is a lot of research in materials design.
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Materials science or chemistry. Even product design/product design engineering could be good, there is a lot of research in materials design.
Does material science have a good job prospect?
This question is from me personally not the person I’m talking about
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Does material science have a good job prospect?
This question is from me personally not the person I’m talking about
Definitely in demand. And it is quite good as it covers a pretty broad content, with the opportunity to specialise in anything you are interested in (e.g. aerospace alloys, semiconductors, sustainable polymers, biomaterials and tissue engineering, etc) through your modules or with an MSc
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(Original post by softhbb)
I know someone who finds the idea of working in a lab quite appealing, wants to experience in creating products hands on and loves chemistry+maths.
but unfortunately she hates biology so she’s taking physics as a 3rd option instead for A levels (after chem+maths)

What career /degrees would you suggest to this student considering the interests she has ?
She also thinks of salary and earning a decent amount seems quite important to her as she aspires to live with financial freedom
I'd say she should consider a career in engineering. Maths and Physics are a big part of it, but so is Chem in terms of the materials, properties, reactions etc (really depends on the particular job role). And it's the main career path where you get hands on work and get to create tangible products and solutions. No Bio is needed unless going into a specialization like biomedical.
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