How do starting salaries vary depending on which degree subject you choose? With thanks to recent DHLE data and HECSU's 'What Do Graduate's Do' we take a look at 10 popular pathways.
Five years of pressure, competition and hard work at Uni begins to pay off when students finally start paid training, with a sense of job security and an average annual salary of £28,000.
A third of graduates start in agricultural work or as managers, and there are also employment opportunities in the business and marketing sectors. Reported starting salary is £18,500.
New graduates are currently earning £17,000. Most find work in the engineering and building profession, with a lower rate of unemployment 6m after graduation than many degrees.
Working graduates have moved into more professional or managerial jobs than many subjects, earning on average £22,500pa. Software development and web design are the most popular areas.
Popular jobs for creative graduates include graphic designer and artist. Currently they start earning £16,000, with many choosing to have part-time careers as they improve their portfolios.
Most leavers start work related to their degree, with electrical and electronic engineering being the most popular. Reported starting salaries are among the highest at around £24,500 per year.
Many students pursue masters courses before moving into areas such as publishing and media production. Data shows salaries start at around £16,500. Many roles are currently part-time.
Law degrees can take you in many different directions. For those looking to practice, a great deal of training lies ahead. Average graduates are earning around £17,500 six months on.
Only a fifth of those in employment work as associated professionals - for example as coaches or fitness instructors. Many work in a variety of other areas, with earnings averaging £16,500 per year.
Linguists are more likely to work overseas, and have relatively low unemployment rates. Reports show salaries at around £19,000 with HR, marketing and finance proving popular.