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Where Your Degree Can Lead

An understanding of the career pathways and employment opportunities relevant to your course or major is essential to planning for graduate employment.

As a student, you will want to know a few things about where your degree can lead. You may have some questions such as:

  • What type of jobs can I get after I finish my course?
  • Which employers hire graduates in my field of study?
  • How much can I expect to get paid as a graduate and what is my earning potential?
  • What influences the employment prospects in my field and the related industries?

Enhancing your knowledge of job prospects, salary information, career pathways and employment opportunities in your field will assist you to make effective career decisions and secure graduate employment aligned to your field of study.

View 'Is being intelligent enough? Professionals in the 2014 WA Labour Market', a presentation by a Labour Market Analyst from the Department of Training and Workplace Development, for information on where the jobs are, skills shortages and what employers in WA want (presented May 2014).

View 'Academic Careers Panel', a presentation from Curtin academic staff, for students considering a career in academia (presented May 2014).

Explore the Graduate Outcomes Survey results to learn about the work and study outcomes of recent higher education graduates.

If, after researching this information, you are still unsure of the best career pathway for you, contact Careers, Employment & Leadership to speak to one of our team. 

What you can do now...

Complete the 'How Do I Get To Know My Industry?' module online through Curtin Challenge, or book in to a Professional Development Workshop to complete the module in person.

Discover career paths, industry information and useful resources relevant to your chosen field in our discipline specific
Career Guides:

Business and Law
Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Health Sciences
Science & Engineering

These resources are exclusive to Curtin students, log in with your OASIS details.