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Working in Science, Technology or Computing may be your ambition, but the question is ‘which jobs will offer the type of work you want to do?’
Job titles are not always self-explanatory and can mean different things in different organisations. So, it is important to look beyond the title to the work that you will be doing. The job description should provide a good starting point, but you may need to ask some questions in order to find out what you will be required to do on a day to day basis.
This section shows a selection of the jobs that former students have taken. It provides links to some generic descriptions which should help you to build a picture of what is involved. Below the Job Profiles there is a panel which gives access to information about developing your skills.
The job roles are listed under the subject headings below and the videos provide a variety of views on factors you might want to consider when choosing your career.
If you already have a good understanding of the type of job you want and the skills you will need, you could go straight to How to Search for Employers.
Biological Sciences Job Profiles – Follow the links for details
Clinical Trials Analyst
Field Trials Officer
Food Standards Agency
Medical Sales Representative
British Pharmacology Society
Quality Assurance Officer
Regulatory Affairs Officer
Health Protection Agency
Research Scientist - Life Sciences
Computer Science Job Profiles - Follow the links for details
BCS Service Provision
BCS Business Change
BCS Strategy & Planning
IT Security Specialist
IT Systems Analyst
Sales and Sales Support
Mathematics Job Profiles – Follow the links for details or click to access advice videos
The Actuarial Profession
Royal Statistical Society
Institute of Engineering & Technology
IT Systems/Software Engineer
The OR Society
Physics Job Profiles – Follow the links for details
Royal Astronomical Society
Developing your Skills
Job descriptions will normally list the skills required to perform the role, but how can you develop your skills?
HE STEM and the University of Reading have prepared some ideas which can be accessed by following this Skills link.
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