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3 Tips to Help You Choose an Employable Degree

Whether you are a school leaver looking for first-time employment, an unemployed job searcher, or you are currently employed but looking for a change, the fact is that prospective employers often look at candidates’ study history before anything else. However, choosing the right degree is just as important as having one. Let’s look at three tips for choosing a degree that will make you more employable in the future.

Choose Something You are Interested In

The first thing you need to ask yourself before you sign up for a degree is: “Will I enjoy doing a job in this sector in ten years’ time?” While it may be easy to pick a degree in one of the sectors that pay the most – with studies indicating the three sectors with the highest graduate salaries by course being Business, Computing, and Law – the reality is that if you don’t have an interest or passion for the field you are looking to study in, then you are most likely just going to make yourself miserable by studying in a particular field just because it pays well.

The added benefit of choosing to study something you are interested in is that your passion for the subject may make you more inclined to stick with your studies should they become difficult and, once your degree is done, you can take that passion into your new job.

Choose Something with Multiple Job Opportunities

When it comes to choosing which degree you want to study, it is important to try and balance picking a field that you have an interest in, and one where there are multiple job opportunities and ways in which you can use your degree. This may mean studying a broad topic that includes your interest but does not only encompass it. If you are interested in a degree in Web Development, for example, you could study a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science that covers not only website design and development, but also mobile application development.

Choosing the Right University

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, now is the time to start looking at which universities offer the courses you are looking for, what their requirements are, and what benefits they can offer you. Fortunately, there are websites that can help you narrow down your search, such as comparison sites like Uni Compare, which not only give you an idea of the kinds of courses the universities in the UK can offer, but also include information about bursary opportunities, accommodation costs, and what facilities are offered at different universities. For example, if you are interested in studying at Aston University, which is listed in the top 5% of UK universities, you may need more details on what they have to offer. On comparison site Uni Compare you can find more information about the next Aston University open day, check their open days online and compare future Aston Uni degree courses against thousands of universities.

Choosing the right degree is key in making sure you have the tools you need to build a better future for yourself, so be sure to make the smart choice when choosing your degree.

 

 

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