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    I saw in the UCL prospectus there are degrees such as Audiology, speech sciences etc and they don't have really high entry requirements, but I assume that they will guarantee decent paying jobs.
    Does anyone know of similar degrees??
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    Audiology, pharmacy, optometry, real estate (lets you become a chartered quntity surveyor).
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    (Original post by Paul McGann)
    Audiology, pharmacy, optometry, real estate (lets you become a chartered quntity surveyor).
    ooh i've never heard of a real estate degree before
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    Engineering, nursing, optometry, architecture?
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    Most health-related degrees are competitive though, and require work experience.
    If you do a vocational course you will need to be dedicated, they will soon pick up on it if you aren't.
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    Sheep husbandry?
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    animal behaviour
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    David Beckham studies?
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    (Original post by Adam'kay)
    I saw in the UCL prospectus there are degrees such as Audiology, speech sciences etc and they don't have really high entry requirements, but I assume that they will guarantee decent paying jobs.
    Does anyone know of similar degrees??
    I know these aren't degrees but look into become a plumber/surveyor/electrician. You can earn very decent money if you put the work in.
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    (Original post by Absinth)
    Engineering, nursing, optometry, architecture?
    Nursing is a low paying career usually, and architecture is very competitive.
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    (Original post by Roberto_Ferrari)
    Nursing is a low paying career usually, and architecture is very competitive.
    Nor is it particularly well paid either.
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    (Original post by Roberto_Ferrari)
    Nursing is a low paying career usually, and architecture is very competitive.
    locum nurses are getting paid 70 an hour..thats more than a lot of bankers
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    (Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
    locum nurses are getting paid 70 an hour..
    Source?
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    Plumbing. Let's face it, if you can charge a customer 100 pounds to change a washer it must be well paid.
 
 
 
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