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Hello guys, as a recent electronic engineering graduate, what jobs and fields should i apply for?
Original post by jkwak
Hello guys, as a recent electronic engineering graduate, what jobs and fields should i apply for?

The obvious options include:

Electrical engineering

Most other areas in engineering

Quants and actuarial finance

Stats, bio/health informatics, and data science

Many quantitiative roles


Most things in tech/computing industry

Possibly economics because of the quantitative content

In essense, most areas in STEM outside of life science

The less obvious options include anything that ask for a degree in any subject or require next to no qualifications:


Government services

Social work

Some areas of healthcare

Most areas of business (HR, marketing, accounting, sales)

IT roles

Some areas of construction

Most areas of property

Most areas of beauty and wellbeing

Creative/design and media (if you're good)

Theatre and film (if you're good)

Music (if you're good)

Anything related to writing (if you're good)



Armed forces and police force (if you pass certain tests, have a clean record, and are in a certain age range)

Some environmental services



Management (if you have the relevant experience)


Care work

Travel and tourism


Entertainment (if you're good)

Translation (if you are fluent in more than one language)

If you decide to go back to college (adult college), then you can do courses that are relevant to the following:

Animal care (other than vet)

Some areas of construction and certain trades

Some areas of beauty and wellbeing

Some areas of engineering

You can go into the following areas with specific professional qualifications (irrespective of what previous qualifications you have):


Actuary (if you have a math background e.g. A Level Maths)

Law (solicitor via SQE)

Most areas of finance

Delivery and transport (licences)

Sports coaching

Master degrees that accept any undergrad subjects:

Computer science (some degrees)

Anything in business (except for finance) e.g. marketing, accounting. You cannot do a business management degree if you have done it at undergrad



Some criminology degrees

Nonquantiative economics degrees

Some film degrees


Some media degrees

Some journalism degrees



Social work

Some politics degrees

Some agriculture degrees

Some fine art degrees

You would need a degree in nursing and education to go into those specific areas in industry. For criminology roles in research for the government, you would need a degree in it provided there's adequate research and statistics content.

If you want to go into specific areas of research not listed above, you would need to look into doing a conversion course prior to enrolling into the respective master's degree. These subjects include:

Economics (for quantitative degrees)

Law (for barrister roles)


Computer science (if you want to look into advanced computer science)

There are other conversion courses for other subjects, but they are often for subjects within a similar discipline. For example, conversion courses within life sciences are suitable if you have an undergrad in a life science subject; conversion courses in physics and engineering are suitable if you have an undergrad in physics or engineering.

If you can be more specific about which area you want to explore your options in, then I would be able to give you more specific pointers.

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