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    Default Anyone have a Science degree?

    I am in a bit of a pickle at the moment and am hoping hubbers can help me. I started studying nursing at uni this year but now first semester is over, I'm not sure that nursing will be the career for me...

    I absolutely loved the biology component of the course and did really well in all of my assessments. I am now thinking of switching to a science degree but am not sure that I can do much with it in the end? Although I'm sure I would love the course, I don't want to waste 3-4 years studying and find that I can't really make a career out of it iykwim?

    I have made an appt with the careers counsellor at uni but I was hoping for some real world advice from hubbers beforehand so I can make a more informed decision 😊

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    Yes I have a bachelor's in environmental science degree that I finished last year

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    I have an environmental science degree and work in the oil industry. There were great career prospects for science grads when I finished uni 10 years ago, however, not so anymore. There are still jobs out there, just not nearly as many.

    What type of science were you thinking of studying?

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    Opps pressed enter to fast. I am about to start my masters in July as I am not ready to enter the work force as I have a 10 month old and daycare is extremely expensive where we live. There are heaps and heaps of different fields that I can go into with this degree including mining, consulting, politics, national parks and other government jobs, research and many others

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    Thanks for replying ladies. I was looking at something like biological science or anything to do with the human body really.

    That's disheartening to hear there aren't as many jobs out there nowadays 😔

    The environmental science degree sounds very versatile! I wonder whether a biological one would be the same?

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    I have a science degree, specifically in biology.

    My currently finishing up my phd and love what I do (research)

    With a basic undergrad, there are not heaps of jobs, doing an honours year or phd would open up many more options for you.

    Pm if you want any more info

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    Pm sent @Thescientist 😊

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    Another enviro science degree before they were very very popular. I finished in 1996! Eek 20 years ago. There is NOTHING now for the envio side as every second person has one. Jobs are very limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Boys Blue View Post
    Thanks for replying ladies. I was looking at something like biological science or anything to do with the human body really.

    That's disheartening to hear there aren't as many jobs out there nowadays 😔

    The environmental science degree sounds very versatile! I wonder whether a biological one would be the same?
    Sorry I didn't mean to dishearten you! I should clarify that there aren't as many job around for environmental scientists. I'm not sure about health sciences

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    Another enviro science degree before they were very very popular. I finished in 1996! Eek 20 years ago. There is NOTHING now for the envio side as every second person has one. Jobs are very limited.
    I hear you there... When I went on mat leave there were about 20 in our team, I'm going back next week to a team of 5. I survived three rounds of redundancies I think purely because I was on mat leave! I know so many unemployed people in our field. I'm hanging onto my job with dear life as I know I won't find another if I get the chop. 😔


 

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