After taking a look at what the top ten starting salaries for UK university graduates were last month, today we take a closer look at the top five.
Top five graduate careers for starting salary
Dentists are the doctors who cure and prevent dental disease. Most dentists are self-employed and work as a general dental practitioner (GDP), providing dental care for the general public. To become a Dentist, you need to do a GDP approved degree which takes up to five years. A dentist can work privately, or for the NHS.
- Average starting salary: £30,432
- Career paths: General dental practitioner, hospital dentist
- Subject guide: Dentistry
Engineering may not sound like the most glamorous of career choices, but skilled professionals are in high demand and can fetch extremely impressive starting salaries. Whether you are interested in chemical, civil, electrical, mechatronic or computing, UK engineering schools are regarded globally as the very best in the world.
- Average starting salary: £28,603
- Career paths: Process development engineer, chemical engineer, petroleum engineer, industrial manager, analyst
- Subject guide: Engineering
The employment rate for medical students will always remain high because of the huge demand for skilled professionals. Your degree will take a minimum of five years to complete and entry standards are notoriously tough. Once your study is completed though, you can move into a huge number of different specialisations.
- Average starting salary: £28,191
- Career paths: General practice doctor, hospital doctor, surgeon, radiologist
- Subject guide: Medicine
Economics students will need sharp numeracy, problem solving and computing skills to succeed on an Economics degree, but once graduated the average starting salary is amongst the best in the world. As an economics student you will be passionate about business, finance and marketing.
- Average starting salary: £28,157
- Career paths: Accountant, data analyst, risk analyst, stockbroker
- Subject guide: Economics
5. Veterinary Medicine
Because of the specialist nature of the position, veterinary medicine students are in high demand once they finish their five years of minimum study. There are just eight veterinary schools across England and Scotland, so competition for a place is also tough.
- Average starting salary: £26,099
- Career paths: Animal welfare, laboratories, public health
- Subject guide: Veterinary Medicine
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