Science degree graduates work in a diverse range of employment roles across all industries, from mining minerals analysis to environmental testing and medical research. They may work for government organisations, industry, private corporations or universities. Many graduates apply their scientific knowledge to other fields and go into jobs outside the science sector (as science teachers or science journalists, for example).
VET courses in science prepare students for roles as support staff, such as a laboratory technician or a technical assistant. Advancement to more senior scientific or research roles requires additional skills, which can be gained through undergraduate and postgraduate science degrees at universities and other higher education providers.