We all know the drill: you go to high school; you go to university; you maybe take a Master’s Degree; you get a job somewhere in between, sometimes in your field of study, sometimes not; you meet your soulmate; you have children; and then you die.
This, of course, is a highly exaggerated way to sum up a so-called normal life. But what if you could take the skills you learned at university and get, dare I say it, a cool job? It’s not entirely unheard of; some people actually have a goal in mind and climb their way up there. Why not you? Check out the coolest jobs graduating students can end up having if they’re a…
1. Vet Student
Sure, it may seem crazy to waste all of those hours you spent studying microbiology and genetics just to become a dog trainer. But think about it: you will always be surrounded by healthy dogs and will start understanding their own behaviour.
2. Food Engineering Student
What better way to start your career in food engineering than by becoming a brewmaster? You already have your own personal experience in drinking one too many beers at every student party, but you can actually study something called brewing science in Munich and Chicago that can transform you into a Master Brewer. Now that’s a cool title.
Beer can’t be everyone’s weak spot when chocolate is also in the race. If you’re the kind of student that can never ever resist a piece of chocolate, we can imagine that becoming a chocolate taster is an even bigger childhood dream than becoming an astronaut. You probably already know what the composition and chemical formula of chocolate is — maybe “theobromine” is tattooed on your body. The good news is Cadbury and Oreo are hiring.
3. Photography Student
National Geographic Traveller
So maybe this isn’t a very realistic job for recently graduated students, but now is the time to start building your portfolio to get there! All NatGeo photographers are freelancers and are paid about about $500 a day plus travel expense while they’re on assignment. If you live and breathe photography, you’ll get there one day.
4. Computer Science Student
What better way to honour all those hours
playing Resident Evil studying functional programming, computer architecture, and C++ than to become a videogame designer? Creating videogames brings together writers, programmers, and designers, and with a few years of experience, you could earn something between £35,000 to £50,000 yearly.
Hacker (the good kind)
So you’re not into videogames that much. Recent cyber attacks all over the world and with artificial intelligence emerging, we don’t need any more proof that computer and information security is becoming a bigger issue by the year.
Ethical hackers (and, no, Mr. Robot doesn’t fit into that category no matter how much you want him to…) are in high demand and will continue to be so, so if you’re up for the challenge of identifying vulnerabilities in information systems before the bad guys do, this is totally something for you. The £80,000 you could earn with a few years of experience isn’t bad either.
5. Film and Media Studies Student
Yes, it’s actually a thing. The hours you spent watching movies for your Film Studies course will have definitely given you enough expertise to know how to appropriately tag a Netflix show. It seems too good to be true, but there actually is a part-time job to watch TV shows and movies on the streaming service. This job opens up once in a while, so keep checking their careers page.
6. Psychology Student
If you’ve spent six semesters studying Psychology and you happen to be interested and skilled at playing a musical instrument, becoming a Music Therapist is such a cool career path. Not only do you combine your field of study with your hobby, but you also end up helping people in a very fulfilling and magical way. Whether you’re a Psychology or Music student, the University of the West of England in Bristol is a great place for a Master’s Degree in Music Therapy.
7. English Student
English is the third most spoken language in the world, and even though there are currently 360 million native English speakers and half a billion people who speak it as a second language, that still leaves a big chunk of people who still can’t mutter a single word of it. Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is, therefore, the perfect opportunity to teach the language of Shakespeare anywhere in the world. There are several programmes where you can teach English with a view in places in South America and Asia. Get crackin’!
8. Theatre Student
Harry Potter Studio Tour Interactor
This can be somewhat of a stretch, but Theatre students are comfortable with boasting their personality to the public, which is the perfect excuse to become a part-time interactor at the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, if you ask me. Apart from becoming an expert in the series’ behind-the-scenes, you get to go to Hogwarts every. single. day.
9. Civil Engineering Student
Lego Master Model Builder
If building Legos when you were little is what got you into Civil Engineering in the first place, why not go all the way? All those Lego models don’t get built by themselves; people get paid to design, build, install, and maintain them in places like Legoland. Get your hard hat on to become a Master Builder, and you could end up with a $37,500 salary.
10. Fine Arts Student
Special Effects Makeup Artist
Sure, you don’t necessarily have to study Arts to become a makeup artist, but the techniques you learn at university will turn you into a competent special effects makeup artist. Imagine being the one creating characters like the Goblins in “Harry Potter” or Benjamin Button. Talk about a cool job!
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