science careers

May 14, 2018, by Carla Froggatt

Five Sections of the Careers Website All Science Students Should Know About

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser

Your Careers teams have been busy recently updating some key information on the University careers website. If you are researching your future career options as a science student, you might find the following sections helpful:

1. What can I do with my degree?

Now updated for all schools in the Faculty of Science, these pages are a great first step in figuring out what you might want to do next. You will find an overview of key options with your subject, what skills you are developing, how to gain useful experience at Nottingham, and information about what previous graduates have gone on to do. You’ll also find a number of links to further information and other resources specific to what you’re studying.

2. Scientific careers

If you are a science student considering your future plans, this page is a must-read. It gives a great overview into the broad range of options available to you – and you have lots – to help you make sense of what you might want to do.

We help you answer “what type of scientist am I?” And guide you through considering the type of scientific or non-scientific career path you might want to pursue.

3. Laboratory work

If you love your labs and want to get stuck into practical science roles, there are lots of opportunities working in a lab environment. However, it pays to know where and how to look for these.

This page gives an overview of everything from finding relevant work experience to landing a graduate job. You’ll also find a very useful list scientific recruitment agencies approved by us.

4. Science careers beyond the lab

If you want to use your scientific knowledge, but don’t fancy the idea of practical or lab-based science, there are plenty of other options to explore. You could consider medical sales, science communication, science property or regulatory affairs to name a few.

Check out science careers beyond the lab for more inspiration, popular employers and where to look for vacancies.

5. Dive deeper into different fields

We’ve also been busy researching and updating information on a wide range of science-based employment sectors:

All of these and more can be found on the types of jobs section of our website.

So, if you’ve not visited the careers website for a while, why not log on and have a look around?  There’s probably more on there than you realise!

And did you know…?

So you may have used My Career to book careers appointments and events, but some students don’t realise that My Career also advertises a wide range of graduate and placement positions.

Last time we looked, there were 830 active opportunities being advertised, with 166 science-related roles – and this is changing all the time. Log into your account and start exploring what’s on offer.

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