Careers With a STEM Degree

A Science degree equips you with strong, transferable skills that can be applied to a range of industries from Data Science to Healthcare. At UNSW Science, we not only provide our students with the foundation of logical, analytical and lateral thinking but we place great focus on teamwork, communication and problem-solving. With six areas of study ranking in the top 50 globally and over $450 million invested in our state-of-the-art facilities, our Faculty is well equipped to help you launch your career.

The Rising Job Market

The explosion of technology and data in the 21st century has propelled the demand for Science and Technology skills. A survey from the Chief Scientist of Australia found that more than 82% of employers are looking for graduates who excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This has made a Science degree one of the most valuable degrees in Australia and abroad.

In Australia alone, there are more than 200,00 vacant jobs in STEM, spanning from Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Marketing, Psychology and more. See our list of relevant Science-related industries and study paths that can help launch your career.

Australia has one of the most highly developed Aviation industries in the world. Each year, more than 60 million people travel within Australia and over one million tonnes of freight is carried across the country.

With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated each day, it’s safe to say that we’re in the era of big data.  To put that metric into perspective, within the last two years, 90% of the world's data has been created. 

Environmental matters such as climate change, sustainability and pollution are inarguably at the forefront of modern world challenges.

Healthcare is Australia’s largest and fastest-growing industry, currently employing over 1.5 million people. Due to the ageing population, this sector will continue to grow, seeing another 250,000 new jobs added by 2022.

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes, giving people the tools to improve their decision-making, stress management, performance and self-confidence.