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What will I earn with which Career?

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

You’ve heard of all of these interesting sounding degrees that you can apply for and you think it would probably make a pretty cool career title on your business card one day (for interests sake, take a look at 10 high paying jobs in SA with the least competition). 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!

Breaking it down: Career options

We know that researching degrees can get pretty complicated. So we’ve 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 and what the average salary is upon graduation.

If you plan on applying to a South African university or university of technology, you will need to calculate your APSIf this sounds like a mission, we’ve got you.  EduMatch can now calculate your APS for ANY institution you are applying to.  All you need to do is fill in your marks, interests and which institution/institutions you are applying to.  How cool is that?!

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  • Subject requirements may differ slightly at each university.
  • Associated career 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.

What you will earn one day is a big part of choosing what to study.  We have an awesome infographic which summarises the different salaries in each industry in South Africa.  This is what you could be earning in the future 😀 

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Now that you have a better idea of what career 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 career 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.

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.

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

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