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Top career opportunities

Natural and social science professionals

Average salary: £44,741
Experienced salary: £67,392

Science, engineering and production technicians

Average salary: £25,397
Experienced salary: £38,730

Business and related associate professionals

Average salary: £25,813
Experienced salary: £41,995

Top jobs in sector

  • Biological scientists and biochemists
    What does this career do?

    Biological scientists and biochemists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, chemistry and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £37,648 per year. That is about £3,137 per month, or £18 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £23,275 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,928 per year.

  • Physical scientists
    What does this career do?

    Physical scientists study relationships between matter, energy and other physical phenomena, the nature, composition and structure of the Earth and other planetary bodies and forecast weather conditions and electrical, magnetic, seismic and thermal activity.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £42,016 per year. That is about £3,501 per month, or £20 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £27,019 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £66,373 per year.

  • Social and humanities scientists
    What does this career do?

    Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £31,699 per year. That is about £2,641 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,907 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £48,651 per year.

  • Natural and social science professionals
    What does this career do?

    Jobholders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 211: Natural and Social Science Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £44,741 per year. That is about £3,728 per month, or £22 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £30,784 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £67,392 per year.

  • Clergy
    What does this career do?

    Members of the clergy provide spiritual motivation and guidance, conduct worship according to the form of service of a particular faith/denomination and perform related functions associated with religious beliefs and practices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £30,971 per year. That is about £2,580 per month, or £15 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £21,029 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,320 per year.

  • Laboratory technicians
    What does this career do?

    Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,114 per year. That is about £1,676 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,768 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,077 per year.

  • Science, engineering and production technicians
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 311: Science, Engineering and Production Technicians.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,397 per year. That is about £2,116 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,451 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,730 per year.

  • Business and related associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Job holders in this unit group advise on the effectiveness of an organisation’s procedures, systems and methods and perform other business and related functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 353: Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,813 per year. That is about £2,151 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,429 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,995 per year.

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