What degree is most likely going to secure me a job at the end of studying?

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I am aware that only I can actually secure the job after studying, however I am asking which degree is most likely to get me that job I want.

The two subjects I’m currently interested in are computer science and architecture/building etc.

So any advice on these two subjects would also be appreciated!!
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(Original post by FredChafer)
I am aware that only I can actually secure the job after studying, however I am asking which degree is most likely to get me that job I want.

The two subjects I’m currently interested in are computer science and architecture/building etc.

So any advice on these two subjects would also be appreciated!!
Both, architecture is a real slog at university (I want to say its like 6 years), and the salaries straight out of uni dont exactly light the world on fire but if its what you are passionate about...

Computer science has a real boom of students, CompSci graduates at top universities really very highly employable.
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Have a look at sites like this.
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Computer science as a subject has the highest unemployment rate of any subject. While some graduates do go into good jobs after graduation the degree isn’t a guarantee of any work (the research shows that most of those out of work after graduating from a CS degree didn’t put any effort into their employability outside their studies - to get a good job as a CS graduate you need soft skills and work experience on top of your degree). Do your research into IT jobs and the pathways to employment - often a degree isn’t required and in some cases is unhelpful. For some roles a more specialised degree (software engineering, IT management/project management) would give you a much better chance of getting a specific job than a generic and very academic CS degree.
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Nursing/healthcare
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This is an inane question as no degree guarentees you instant wealth and lifeong happiness - it doesnt even guarantee you a job.
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The only degree which guarantees you a job on graduating is medicine, as if you pass the degree then you are essentially guaranteed a foundation post somewhere in the UK (albeit, maybe not somewhere you want to work...), at the moment. Even this might change in the future...and for every other degree there is absolutely no guarantee and a degree by itself is not sufficient to get you a job usually - you will need to have undertaken relevant work experience/internships/etc during the degree course to actively make yourself employable.

In terms of which degree can get you the job that you "want", that depends on which job it is you want...if you want to be an investment banker then it doesn't matter what subject you study, but you need to go to a target uni realistically. If you want to be an engineering it doesn't largely matter where you study, but you do need to do an accredited engineering degree.
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Have you considered degree apprenticeships?
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(Original post by FredChafer)
I am aware that only I can actually secure the job after studying, however I am asking which degree is most likely to get me that job I want.

The two subjects I’m currently interested in are computer science and architecture/building etc.

So any advice on these two subjects would also be appreciated!!
my dad is an architect. regardless to your path I bet you can do really good. today does seem to follow the path of specific degrees not generic ones.

someone already said it, architecs good but not great pay. I am hesitant on how great a job it is in europe as I have always heard the gripe about public engineering being more sucessful. but please follow your passion! my dad does not regret his career and even became project manager for a hospital. so be willing to learn more than just the degree and expand in your future. hes early 70s and was willing to adapt to computer work when his field included them. sorry this paragraph is not great gramar.

I think the biggest cs job will be IT and/or cyber protection. I know a guy making a lot of money from his job in cyber forensics (I think he calls it). a sub department in his company's IT division. this type of job was in high demand when he joined his job a couple years back.
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Have you considered degree apprenticeships?
Yeah I have, I keep looking at them and I’m very undecided. I am also now looking at an interior design course instead, however I don’t believe you have to go to university for an interior design qualification, and many companies don’t require this.

Please know I could be wrong haha
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