Careers

Science graduates are valued by employers and find rewarding careers across a wide range of industry and government sectors.

Bachelor of Science graduates enjoy the opportunity to pursue a career in many different fields, both in Australia and overseas. Future career destinations include:

Careers in professional science

The active pursuit of research in science and technology is an area which graduates are encouraged to consider after their initial undergraduate studies. A professional scientist may advance pure research, such as sequencing the genetic code of a fly-borne disease, or undertake applied research, which would address how to stop the spread of such a disease.

Career examples

  • Forensic entomologist
  • Research scientist
  • University academic

Pathways

Science degree > Master of Science > Employment

Science degree > Master of Science > PhD > Employment

Science degree > Honours > Masters or PhD > Professional Scientist > Employment

Further information

Science graduate programs

Careers in science and arts

Graduates who enjoy both the sciences and the arts (humanities, social sciences and languages) will gain complementary skills including analytical reasoning, innovative thinking, exceptional communication skills and sound research and problem solving ability. This versatile set of skills will enable graduates to pursue roles in professional science and other industries.

Career examples

  • Biomedical animator
  • Editor of a science journal
  • Communication and marketing manager

Pathways

Science degree with business subjects > Employment

Science degree with a concurrent Diploma in Languages > Employment

 
 

Further information

Diploma in Languages


Careers in science and business

Science graduates contribute to the development and management of science-based companies. Their ability to deal with technical complexity and to analyse and solve difficult problems using rigorous methodologies make them ideal for many business roles.

Career examples

  • Business analyst
  • Natural resource manager
  • Industrial consultant

Pathways

Science degree with business subjects > Employment

Science degree > Master of Management > Employment

 

 

Further information

Master of Management

Careers in science and IT

Graduates who have included IT studies in their science degree are in a position to assist society to manage the vast quantity of data generated in fields such as mapping genomes, medical imaging, knowledge management and bioinformatics.

Career examples

  • Medical imaging physicist
  • Data mapping specialist
  • Systems analyst

Pathways

Science degree with IT major and work experience > Employment

Any new generation degree with IT subjects as breadth > Employment

Any new generation degree with the Diploma in Informatics

Further information

Melbourne School of Information


Careers in science and teaching

Many science graduates will inspire future generations of scientists by teaching in primary and secondary schools across Australia and around the world. The high demand for teaching graduates in mathematics, physical sciences and information technology has seen other countries actively recruiting in Australia.

Career examples

  • Science teacher
  • Museum education officer
  • Education consultant

Pathways

Science degree > Master of Teaching > Employment

 

 

Further information

Master of Teaching

Careers in science and engineering

Graduates of the 'systems' majors within the Bachelor of Science will have a wide range of employment options available to them, including pathways to a career in Engineering. This includes biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, geomatic, mechanical and software engineering careers.

Career examples

  • Medical software engineer
  • Project manager (Infrastructure)
  • Health and safety risk advisor

Pathways

Science degree with 'systems' major > Employment

Science degree > Master of Engineering > Professional Accreditation > Employment

Further information

Master of Engineering


Careers in science and law

Graduates may combine a passion for science and an interest in law to become equipped to address the need for experts well-versed in both scientific and legal concepts. Understanding these concepts will provide opportunities for graduates to protect and commercialise scientific ideas by undertaking such careers as the patenting of inventions, the registration of trademarks and industrial designs, or aiding in the process of taking research through to a commercial product.

Career examples

  • Patent attorney
  • Intellectual property lawyer
  • Commercial advisor

Pathways

Science degree > Graduate law - Juris Doctor > Employment

Further information

Juris Doctor (Law)