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What can I do with...

...a bioscience degree?

Unsure about your career options? This handy little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your bioscience degree.

Sectors

 

Bioscience degrees are excellent springboards into plenty of science-related sectors, such as the food industry, the health sector, the environmental sector and the pharmaceutical industry. But of course, not all bioscience students are destined to don a white lab coat. 

Plenty of other industries will value the skills that you will have picked up throughout the course of your degree. Click on the links below to explore them:

Skills

 

Before you wail “what skills?” it’s important to remember that there is far more to a bioscience degree than knowing your developmental biology from your biotechnology. Your bioscience degree will help you to develop a number of useful skills in demand across a range of job sectors…

Advanced I.T. Skills

Microsoft office? Child’s play! You’ve got highly developed I.T. skills that’d run rings around the average schmuck.

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.

Independence

You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Leadership

You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.

Logic

You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.

Numeracy

Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.

Research

Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.

Teamwork

You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.

Occupation

 

So you’ve hacked through the rainforest of careers information, now’s the time to hunt down some elusive species of jobs. We’ve put together a selection of different roles you could secure with your bioscience degree: