This week the campus will be a hive of activity as the Bath Taps into Science events kick off. The University is hosting a Family Talk and a Schools Fair on Campus. The week ends with a Family Science Day which will take place in the center of town in Bath.
The Careers team wanted to shine a spotlight on the wide range of opportunities that are open to Science grads both in and out of the lab. There are a variety of fascinating careers in science which combine analytical thinking with creativity. Whether you wish to solve the mysteries of the universe or want to work as a skeleton hunter; there is something to suit all interests. There are also plenty of vacancies. The current science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills shortage means 39% of UK companies are still struggling to fill these roles. Similarly, there is a shortfall of women in science, with 87% of STEM jobs in the UK currently occupied by men.
A useful starting point is to explore the wide range of careers pursued by University of Bath graduates. You may also want to explore career options with your degree subject on the TargetJobs and Prospects website. A science based degree will help you develop invaluable transferable skills making a wide range of alternative sectors a viable option. Finally the careers team here at Bath have put together a helpful careers guide for scientists.