What are the Most Practical Degrees for Finding Work?

There is no doubt that the new graduate faces a tough time in today’s employment market.  But what can those about to apply to university do to maximise their employability?

Many say that a degree is valuable no matter what the subject, due the fact that it demonstrates intellect, perseverance and transferable skills, yet it also seems that some graduates are more employable than others.

What do the most employable graduates study?

The Telegraph has summarised data provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency to show that, unsurprisingly, the most employable graduate are those on vocational specialist degree programs as well as those studying sciences and languages.

According to The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/10146038/Graduate-jobs-top-12-degree-subjects-for-getting-a-job.html#?frame=2282873) , the graduates most likely to find employment are studying:

  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Education
  • Veterinary science
  • Subjects allied to medicine
  • Law
  • Biological sciences
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Languages
  • Engineering
  • Historical and philosophical studies
  • Architecture, building and planning
  • Business and administrative studies

Historical and Philosophical studies may seem like an anomaly but actually, History graduates are still regarded as the most employable of all arts graduates and are particularly employable on graduate internship programmes with large organizations.

So is it all about choosing wisely?

It is also no surprise that the degrees listed above are demanding the highest entrance grades from applicants.    To increase your chances of a great career, it’s not only about picking the right degree; you also have to demonstrate academic excellence, just to get on to the course.  Unfortunately, it really is still about hard work.

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