Using your science outside the lab
Alternative careers in science
Working in scientific research is a popular option for science graduates, but it’s not what everyone wants. If you’re keen to use the knowledge you’ve gained during your degree but would prefer not to be doing research in a laboratory there are plenty of possibilities.
It can be helpful to think about the different scientific roles as falling into these ten categories, as outlined by The Science Council:
Some of the careers where a science degree will be useful
The level of subject knowledge and technical skills required will vary between jobs, but a familiarity with scientific terms and concepts is either required or will work to your advantage in all of the following roles.
Intellectual property and patents
Technical sales and marketing
Scientific recruitment consultancy
Beyond the lab - alternative careers for science graduates
Hear from graduates working in science writing, science communication, ecology, recruitment, pharmaceuticals, meteorology and teaching in these short videos produced by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).