Faculty of Science

Science
Overview

Science graduates find work using their degree specifically in research-based roles in hospitals, research institutes, laboratories, universities, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies.

Many graduates will find that honours or an other higher degree will be a benefit in these roles. Science graduates also find work using their degree in a broader sense – in graduate roles in government program and implementation, education and in the commerce, finance and banking sectors. Roles in research, business and public sector may lead to policy, management and consulting roles where further study will be an advantage.

Many graduates also seek an academic career which they may manage alongside industry-based experience. Depending on the specific degree and majors undertaken, graduates may work in a wide variety of fields such as Nutrition, Dietetics, Psychology, Environmental Science, Energy and Mining.

For further information, refer to the Faculty of Science.


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Occupations (based on graduate positions obtained in the last two years)

The following employers and occupational titles are indicative of graduate destinations for this faculty, however career options available for graduates are not limited to those listed. Graduates from a double degree have a broader range of career options.
This information is based on the Graduate Destinations Survey for the University of Sydney.

  • Administration Assistant
  • Administration Officer
  • Area Manager
  • Area Manager: Critical Sales
  • Assessment Officer
  • Associate Lecturer
  • Blood Collector
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analyst IT
  • Captain (Defence Force)
  • Casual Academic
  • Chemistry Research Assistant
  • Claims Administrator
  • Client Liaison
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist Lecturer
  • Clinical Research Administrator
  • Clinical Trials Administrator
  • Coder
  • Collections Officer
  • Communications Consultant
  • Community Worker
  • Computer Systems Officer
  • Computer Technician
  • Consultant
  • Content and Creative Manager
  • Contractor
  • Corporate Receptionist
  • Counsellor
  • Creek Ranger
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Warehouse Analyst
  • Debt Capital Markets Associate
  • Demonstrator
  • Developer
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Dietician
  • Dietician Exercise Physiologist
  • Disability Respite Carer
  • Ecologist
  • Employment Advisor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Graduate
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Equities Analyst
  • Evironmental Officer
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Financial Markets Graduate
  • Fire Mitigation Officer
  • Food Advisor
  • Forensic Accounting
  • G.I.S Technician
  • Geographic Analyst
  • Geologist
  • Graduate Analyst
  • Graduate Environment Officer
  • Graduate Environmental Scientist
  • Graduate Network Specialist
  • Graduate Officer - Analyst
  • Graduate Quantitative Analyst
  • Graduate Researcher
  • Graphic Designer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • HR Business Partner
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Instrument Scientist
  • Intern Psychologist
  • Investment Banker
  • Junior ABA Therapist
  • Junior Statistician
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Demonstrator
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • National Service Manager
  • Neuro Therapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Operating Theatre Assistant
  • Operations Co-ordinator
  • Orthoptist
  • Outcomes Consultant
  • Panel Interviewer
  • Pathology Collector
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Trainer and Dietician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • PhD Candidate
  • PhD Research Student
  • Policy Analyst
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Production Assistant
  • Professional Officer for Microscopy
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Project Officer
  • Property Manager
  • Prospective Students Advisor
  • Psychologist
  • Quantitative Risk Associate
  • Regional Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Research and Development
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Research Dietitian
  • Research Fellow
  • Research Officer
  • Research Project Officer
  • Research Psychologist
  • Research Scribe and Tutor
  • Researcher
  • Residential Tutor
  • Resource Recovery Project Officer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Rowing Coach and Sports Manager
  • School Counsellor
  • Schools Liaison Assistant
  • Science Information Consultant
  • Scientific Officer
  • Scientific Research Assistant
  • Secretariat
  • Senior Aquarist
  • Senior Clinical Psychologist
  • Senior Dietician
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Sharepoint Consultant
  • Sleep Technician
  • Software Advisor
  • Software Engineer
  • Strategic Advisor
  • Survey Officer
  • Sustainability Advisor
  • Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Technical Officer
  • Technical Support
  • Technician
  • Trainee Trader
  • Tutor (various subjects)
  • Water Policy Officer
  • Web Developer
  • Youth Ministry Worker

Employers (based on those who recruited graduates in the last two years)
  • 2See
  • A Body of Work
  • ABB Australia
  • Access Programs
  • ADEC Review
  • AEC Environmental
  • AECOM
  • AGL Energy
  • All About Nutrition
  • AMR Interactive
  • ANSTO
  • ANZAC Research Institute
  • Aperan Holdings
  • Ascham School
  • AUJS Ltd
  • Australia Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Army
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Dongyuan College
  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  • Australian Science Innovations
  • Balmoral Street Medical Centre
  • Bankstown Hospital
  • Baptist Community Services
  • Barclays Bank
  • Bioproperties
  • Biotext
  • Brain And Mind Research Insititute - University of Sydney
  • Brain Dynamics Centre
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Centenary Institute
  • Centre for Skills Development
  • Centre for the Mind
  • Children's Hospital Westmead
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Coaching Clinics
  • Com-Lan Australia Pty Ltd
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Concord Hospital
  • CSIRO Australia Telescope
  • Datacom
  • DB Schenker
  • DC Legal Pty Ltd
  • Deakin University
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Dental Practices
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Environment Climate Change and Water
  • Department of Services Technology & Administration
  • Designer Diets
  • DHI Water & Environment
  • DHM
  • Diabetes Australia Nsw
  • Division of General Practice
  • Double Bay Dental Studio
  • Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology
  • Downes Barrington Northside
  • Ecolab
  • Ecological Australia
  • Emory University
  • Engene1C Limited
  • Enspire Digital
  • Envirolab Services
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • EU Health
  • Excelior Pty Ltd
  • Exetel
  • Factset Research Systems
  • Fast Lane Asia Pacific
  • Fernwood Womens Health Club
  • Finance Sector Union of Australia
  • Finanical Compliance Solutions
  • Fragomen
  • Game Council of NSW
  • Garvan Insititute
  • Geeks2U
  • General Medical Practice
  • GHD Pty Ltd
  • Giordano Australia
  • Goulburn Valley Health
  • GSK Company
  • Haejoo Pty Ltd
  • Hanama
  • Harbour Future Leaders
  • HCF Dental
  • Health Management
  • Healthscope Australia
  • Heng Thaganadach Pty Ltd
  • Hornsby Veterinary Hospital
  • HSBC Australia
  • IBM
  • IDC Herzlia
  • Integrated Movement Studio
  • Jack Hodgson Consultants
  • Janssen-Ciliag
  • Karitane
  • Kellogs
  • Kingsdene Medical Practice
  • Kumon Study Centre
  • Lagadere Services Asia Pacific
  • Laverty Pathology
  • Leichhardt Council
  • Liquid Capital Group
  • LP Dowling & Son Graziers
  • M&Ms Merchandising and Marketing
  • Macquarie University
  • Marrickville Council
  • Mater Hospital North Sydney
  • Max Employment
  • Maxygen Inc
  • Media Monitors
  • Medtest Pathology
  • Menvale Investments
  • Metcash Limited
  • Microbial Screening Technologies
  • Micromex Research
  • Ministry of Health
  • Mission Australia
  • Navteq
  • Neilsen Television Audience Measurement
  • Nestle Australia
  • Neuro Therapy
  • Nielsen Online
  • North Harbour Assessment Centre
  • Northcott Disability Services
  • Northern Star
  • Northshore Physiotherapy Centre
  • NSW Department of Education and Training
  • NSW Electoral Commission
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • NTNU
  • Number Works and Words
  • Nuset
  • Oceanworld Manly Village Roadshow
  • Office of the Chief Scientist
  • One Hill District Health
  • Ontrack Employment
  • Organic Trader
  • Orthodonics Exclusive
  • Orthodontics Association
  • Paint Therapy
  • Pecto Stock
  • Peptech Animal Health
  • Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre
  • PG Communications
  • Pharmaxis Ltd.
  • Physiowise
  • Place Design Group
  • Powerliving
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Primary Health Care
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
  • Projects Abroad Australia
  • QBE Insurance
  • Quantium
  • Queensland Health
  • Ramsay Health
  • Red Five Media
  • Redd Forests
  • Redlands School
  • RES Sleep
  • Research Now
  • Residential Colleges
  • Residex
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Rismark International
  • Roads and Traffic Authority
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Royal Society of NSW
  • Saban Eye Centre Brookvale
  • Salmat
  • Scholani Education Centre
  • Self Employed
  • Sensis
  • Shearer's Bookstore
  • Simbyte Pty Ltd
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home
  • Solution Marketing & Research
  • Southern Cross Community Health Care
  • Specsavers
  • Speedx Pty Ltd
  • Spin Internet
  • St George Private Hospital
  • St.George Bank
  • Stride Company
  • Sweeny Research
  • Swita Investment Management
  • Sydney Academy of Chess
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital
  • Sydney Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute
  • Sydney South West Area Health Service
  • Sydney Water
  • Symbian Liberty Pathology
  • SZY Consultants
  • TAFE NSW
  • Take Two
  • Talent Intelligence
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • The Age Newspaper
  • The Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
  • The Centre for Strong Medicine - Balmain Hospital
  • The Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • The Food Group Australia
  • The North Sydney Hotel
  • The Townsville Hospital
  • The University Of Lyon - France
  • True Blue Cruises
  • U@Mq Limited
  • UNIFAM
  • University of Illinois - Chicago
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology - Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • Veolia
  • Veterinary Practices and Hospitals
  • Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Vodafone
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Woollet Research