Whether or not you become a scientist, the basic understanding of scientific reasoning, methodology and principles that you obtain from your first degree in science will be of inestimable value to you.
A general science degree (or a degree in any scientific discipline) will equip you with a range of practical skills that are highly portable. This means that they can be transferred across many different areas of employment and are welcomed by many different types of employers. But what sorts of careers are open to science graduates, apart from working in laboratories? Read our profiles and find out.