What can I do with a degree in...?
Don't know what degree to study after high school? Unsure how to choose a career as a teenager? We've got you covered.
We've put together a giant list of careers you can pursue with specific degrees at UQ. We've also spoken with our recent graduates to get the lowdown on what they're doing now, what they love most about their jobs, and what, exactly, their roles involve on a daily basis.
We hope this information will give you a clearer insight into what you want to study at university and what career path you want to forge for yourself, based on your current interests.
How to choose a uni degree based on career options
If you're wondering how to choose a degree when you don't even know what type of career you want, we can help there too.
Our biggest tip for envisioning future career options is to think about what you’re passionate about.
- What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?
- What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
- What can you talk about endlessly without getting bored or running out of steam?
Got any ideas yet? Maybe there are a few things, and that’s completely fine. You have room to explore.
We know not everyone starts university with a clear vision of what they want their career to be yet – career exploration for teens is rarely a linear process. But having an idea of your interests and what you can see yourself doing in 3-4 years will certainly help you find the right degree for you.
See if you can match your interests and skills with any of the careers outlined below, to get a better idea of what degree you want to study at university.
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What jobs can you get with a commerce degree?
Immerse yourself in the world of big data, land a job with one of the world’s top tech companies or ensure financial transparency with a career in commerce.
Have you considered a career as a law academic?
Teach and mentor the next generation of lawyers and delve into research on the areas of law you’re passionate about.
Discover careers in law academia
What can you do with an economics degree?
Help Australia transition to a greener future, build a social enterprise and influence people to make the best decisions with their money with a career in economics.
What does a metallurgist do, exactly?
Where would we be without metals like aluminium, copper and nickel? There’d be no smartphones, airplanes or even as many pots and pans. Find out how a career in chemical engineering can help make the world go round.
What can you do with a Bachelor of Design?
Create the Next Big Thing, enhance the customer experience and take strides in innovation with a career in design.
Discover Bachelor of Design careers
What can you do with an urban planning degree?
If you thought the answer was simply ‘be an urban planner’, think again! With a career in urban planning, you can also specialise in developing public transport systems or protecting heritage sites with significant meaning to local communities.
Discover urban planning careers
What can you do with a midwifery degree?
Support and empower women during pregnancy, labour, birth and the first days of motherhood. Help to bring new life into the world, teach families to prepare for their new members, and care for sick and preterm babies. The specialisations available as a midwife are varied and rewarding.
Discover types of midwifery jobs
How to get into PE teaching
Find out exactly what you need to do to become a physical education teacher, what you can specialise in, and how to excel in the role throughout your career.
Discover a career in PE teaching
Career opportunities in nutrition and dietetics
Whether you want to work clinically, in foodservice, with athletes, in private practice or research, nutrition and dietetics is a great field that can take you down many different career paths.
Discover careers in nutrition and dietetics
What does a social worker do?
Whether you want to work in aged care, in a hospital, with youth or clinically, a career in social work can take you down many different paths, all of which are rewarding and challenging.
Discover careers in social work
What does a clinical exercise physiologist do?
Help people manage chronic diseases, recover faster from injuries or surgeries and lead an overall healthier lifestyle with a career in clinical exercise physiology.
Discover clinical exercise physiology jobs
What can you do with a social science degree in Australia?
Become a trailblazer who confronts social injustices and instigates real change in the world with a career in social sciences.
Discover social science career jobs
What jobs can I get with a communications degree?
Keep your finger on the pulse of pop culture with a career in social media, be right in the thick of it with a job in public relations, or become a digital content aficionado. No two days are the same with a career in communications.
Discover communication degree jobs
What jobs can you get with a Bachelor of Criminology?
Be the first person at the crime scene as a police detective, help prevent individuals from reoffending as a case manager, or identify threats to national security as an intelligence officer. This is just a snapshot of the thrilling careers available in criminology.
Where can a Bachelor of Arts take you?
Travel the world as a professional interpreter, make a real difference in developing nations as an international aid worker or bring the past alive as a museum curator. The variety of careers available with a Bachelor of Arts is truly astounding and exciting.
Bachelor of Health Sciences career pathways
Help people improve their health through dietetics, find innovative ways to enhance public health systems, or research methods for protecting communities from infectious diseases with a career in health science.
Discover health science degree jobs
What can you do with a biomedical science degree?
From small business ownership to working with AI, you might be surprised by the variety of careers you can pursue with a degree in biomedical science. Discover what 2 UQ graduates are doing now.
Discover biomedical science degree jobs
Jobs you can get with an environmental science degree
Protect native wildlife, analyse chemicals, or map environmental features to assist in sustaining our natural environments for longer. Become a pioneer in slowing climate change with a career in environmental science.
Discover environmental science careers
What jobs can you do with a Bachelor of Science?
Help answer big biological questions as a bioinformatician, discover new flavours as a food scientist or dive into marine conservation as a marine biologist, with a career in the diverse field of science.
Discover career options in science
Career opportunities in agricultural science
Help farmers produce healthy crops, discover new ways to boost food production sustainably, and analyse plant and soil samples to troubleshoot problems. Carve a career out of your interests by studying agricultural science.
Discover careers in agricultural science
Molecular biology careers
Research the evolution of drug resistance as a virologist, investigate the chemical structure of living cells as a microbiologist or do your part to protect fragile ecosystems as an environmental biologist. Harness your scientifically curious mind with a career in molecular biology.
Discover molecular biology jobs
Careers in veterinary technology
A career as a vet tech can take you many places including veterinary practices, biosecurity, government agencies, research institutions and the livestock sector.
Discover vet tech career options
Get excited about your future career options by attending UQ's Career Pulse event. Hear from industry professionals and UQ lecturers as they uncover all the opportunities available to you in your study areas of interest.