Careers that started in science

Thanks to globalisation, rapid advances in knowledge and the constant technological change, we have more career opportunities available to us than any other time in human history.

The future of work will be driven by new discoveries, technologies, opportunities, innovations and solutions powered by human intelligence.

A science or mathematics qualification from UQ equips you to follow your curiosity. It can open the doors to an array of career pathways and employment opportunities that you may not have even considered.

Explore the pathways that many of UQ’s science graduates have taken in fields such as agriculture, biotechnology, business, food science, marine and environmental sciences, research, veterinary science and more.

Featured graduates

Associate at McKinsey & Company, Sydney

“What I value most from my science degree was the problem solving and critical thinking skills I learnt. These skills have given me a scientific approach that I can apply to any kind of problem."
Threatened Species Officer at Phillip Island Nature Parks, Phillip Island (Millowl)

"During my time at UQ, I had the opportunity to learn from renowned conservation experts and be exposed to world-leading research projects, particularly in the fields of conservation and biological science."
Creator and Director of the Institute for Marine Research, Dauin Muncipality, Negros Oriental, Philippines

"Studying at UQ taught me how to think like a scientist, and create relevant research questions and studies on our most pressing issues."
Director of Commercial Operations (Asia Pacific and Japan) at Illumina

"UQ is more than a degree on a piece of paper – it’s the opportunity to link with the best in your industry if you are prepared to make the effort to leverage what’s available."

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