Jobs with your degree
While your degree may lead you in a particular direction, be aware that there are other paths open to you as well. Careers advisers estimate that about 40 per cent of vacancies advertised for graduates do not ask for specific degree subjects. In fact, many employers will be more interested in your personal skills and abilities than your degree discipline.
So, if your degree is not in an obviously vocational subject, or if you want a change, don't worry. Most graduates will find that their studies have given them a set of 'transferable skills' that can be used in a variety of careers – including many that may not be directly connected to their degree subject at all.
Choose your area of study from the menu to find a list of suggested jobs relevant to your subject. There may also be other jobs open to you, not listed here, that do not require a specific degree background.
- Advertising account manager
- Advertising copywriter
- Arts agent/promoter
- Conference/event organiser
- Exhibition organiser/event manager
- Film/TV producer
- Graphic designer
- Literary agent
- Market researcher
- Marketing executive
- Media buyer/planner
- Picture researcher/editor
- Political lobbyist
- Presenter, radio and television
- Press officer
- Print production manager/assistant
- Public relations officer
- Publishing copy-editor/proofreader
- Radio production
- Retail buyer
- Retail merchandiser
- Tourism officer
- Writer, radio/TV/film
Transferable skills and your degree
How to identify the transferable skills gained through your degree subject that can help you find a job.
What can I do with an arts or humanities degree?
Career options for arts and humanities graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in arts and culture, languages, English, Irish, classics, philosophy, theology, performing arts etc.
What can I do with a business degree?
Career options for business graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in business studies, commerce, finance, accountancy, marketing, HR and personnel management etc.
What can I do with a social science degree?
Career options for social sciences graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in economics, geography, history, law, politics, psychology, sociology etc.
Your degree in IT
Job opportunities for IT graduates.
Your degree in law
Job opportunities for law graduates.
Your degree in mathematics
Job opportunities for maths graduates.
Your degree in nursing
Job opportunities for nursing graduates.
What can I do with a science degree?
Career options for science graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in chemistry, physics, biology, biotechnology, environmental science, microbiology etc.
What can I do with an engineering degree?
Career options for engineering graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in mechanical engineering, process engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering etc.