career options

Want the low down on all degrees, what careers they lead to, what subjects to take and what your salary might be one day? This is the place to be. We give you all of the information you could possibly need when applying at university.

You’ve heard of all of these interesting sounding degrees that you can apply for. You think, well, it would probably make a pretty cool title on your business card one day. Unfortunately many students make the mistake of NOT researching their degrees properly before they take the studying route. Ultimately, they may end up completely hating their studies within the first 6 months and drop out. Studies have shown that only 15% of students who enroll for undergraduate studies graduateLet’s get you guys to graduation!

We know that researching degrees can get pretty complicated. So we simplified it for you. We have provided the degree name, what your future career options can look like, what subjects you need to take in school to be able to qualify for this degree and what the average salary with that degree is upon graduation.

If you would like to know the job availability or how critical it is in South Africa, then take a look here and here. 


  • Subject requirements may differ slightly at each university.
  • Associated salary depends on which route you choose to take with your degree. The given associated salary is not completely accurate and is just to give you an idea of what to expect.

AgriSciences Careers
Engineering Careers
Law Careers
Theology Careers
Commerce Careers
Health Science Careers
Military Science Careers
Veterinary Science Careers
Education Careers
Humanities Careers
Science Careers

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Now that you have a better idea of what each degree can lead to and what subjects you need, remember that it is still important to do something that you love and are passionate about. Most people only get the chance to study one degree, so make sure you follow your passion.

These salaries are just averages across many different sectors and in many different routes you could take, so don’t take these amounts as law. They can vary a lot.

Another tip: Don’t just aim for the required mark, aim higher and work as hard as you can. These marks are the minimum and since most fields are so competitive, they choose the people with the best marks as they can only accept so many students at once.

Good luck with your career decisions and may the odds forever be in your favour.

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22 thoughts on “What will I earn with which Career?”

  1. Hi I’m Thandeka. I’ve applied last year at UJ and was declined due to poor results and now i’ve passed with bachelor’s but the problem I’ve failed maths my question is where can I upgrade my results full-time

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