Employment Prospects with Science degree

Brief Introduction

There are many career options for science graduates from Chinese universities both in home country, in China or elsewhere in the world. International students with a degree in chemistry, physics, biology, biotechnology, microbiology and environmental science etc. are more likely to get job in specialist knowledge institutions such as schools, laboratories, energy industries and research institutions. 

However, someone with a science degree has a wide range of knowledge means that a graduate with a degree subject does not necessarily limited options science industries. Globally, it’s been estimated that 40 per cent of graduate vacancies do not ask for specific degree subjects. A graduate with science degree, specifically from Chinese Universities had developed a range of transferable skills that can bring to jobs unrelated to science subjects. Graduates who have completed internships or work experiences in China related to the jobs they apply for are more likely to be hired all over the world.

Employment prospects with science degree 

1.Job options with a chemistry degree

A degree in chemistry could lead you to a graduate career in:

- Analytical chemistry: analyze chemicals and investigate their properties to develop new products and treatments.

- Chemo-informatics: combine chemical expertise with informatics techniques to assess large quantities of information and address chemical issues.

- Forensic science: investigate crime scenes and analyze samples.

- Materials research: conduct technical investigations into the characteristics of various materials.

- Pharmaceuticals: manufacture, develop and research new pharmaceutical products.

2.Jobs options with a biology science degree

There are a wide range of graduate careers involving biology, including:

- Biology lab technician and technologist:  Most biology lab technicians spend their time working in laboratories, though they also might conduct experiments and collect data outdoors or in the field. These technicians must be familiar with standard laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, imagers, chemicals and electronic appliances. 

- Biological scientists:  They spend their time in working about human’s biology, plants, animals or other biological organisms. Within their area of expertise, biological scientists can go by specialized titles, such as ecologists, botanists, marine biologists or biochemists. 

- Bioinformatics: use computational and informatics techniques to analyze large quantities of data and solve biological problems.

- Biomedicine: the healthcare industry needs scientists for diagnosis, treatment and medical research. Most work is laboratory based.

- Food and drink: develop new products and test all stages of food production – you could be a beer scientist!

- Genetics: test for genetic problems, research solutions and counsel sufferers/patients.

3.Job options with a physics degree

There is no physics industry as such but physicists can find graduate jobs in practically any career sector. Some positions require technical skills and scientific knowledge while others simply exploit the positive characteristics of a physics-trained brain. Graduate career possibilities include:

- Aerospace and defence: design aircraft instruments and computer-aided flight systems, or be a rocket scientist.

- Automotive: be at the forefront of automotive technology by designing and manufacturing motor vehicles.

- Computing: design, test, implement and maintain computer hardware and software.

- Engineering: most branches of engineering require physicists to work in areas such as electronic systems, materials production, etc.

- Meteorology: use observations to predict weather and analyze weather systems.

-Telecommunications: work to improve telecommunications through optoelectronics, microwaves and radio communication systems.

4.Research Associate

Research associates work in many disciplines, such as biotechnology, clinical research, physics research and molecular biology. They could also be considered research assistants, though some labs might differentiate between an entry-level assistant and a mid-level associate. Research associates can be staff researchers or work on independent projects, depending on where research projects are conducted and how they're funded. 

Research associates think analytically and objectively when conducting their research. They must be very precise, since even slight missteps can have major consequences and give false test results. Whether working in health care or private industry, research associates must be persistent and possess effective communicate skills. 

5.Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Pharmaceutical sales representatives visit health care facilities, drug wholesalers and retail stores to present new products manufactured by pharmaceutical companies in order to generate sales. Sales representatives may also be responsible for qualifying prospective customers, coordinating meetings and following up with potential clients. These science professionals are trained to support products with clinical studies and are up-to-date with new programs and medical treatment options. 


Graduates with a bachelor's degree could qualify for these job careers options, but most require masters, doctoral or postdoctoral education. Overseas science institutions are often interested in recruiting international graduated students, because they trust their skills and working ability. 


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