We exist in an era wherein certain subjects are perceived as having more value than others. The current government considers STEM-based and healthcare subjects as vital – they even offer STEM teachers a £6,000 incentive in certain regions to continue teaching. As a result, the job prospects for these industries are well-advertised and highly praised.

We should not ignore other subjects, however. My degree in History and Archaeology for example has enabled me to be an eloquent speaker, an independent thinker, and an efficient researcher. I now have several career pathways available to me that would be more self-fulfilling (for me) than a career in STEM.

Each subject has compelling career pathways available, though some opportunities are not as well-advertised as others. This blog post will explore some of those subjects that fall to the wayside. I will discuss the skillsets each subject teaches you, and what careers they could lead you to.

Every subject has skills to offer and careers you might strive for. It just takes some research to discover what your options really are. Most skills are transferrable and can be applied to several career pathways, thus giving you even more opportunities in the future. We can help you with that research.

Want to learn about progression routes for more sectors like Film/Media, Art and Business? Check out our subject specific progression routes e-course! This free 1-hour course allows you to learn about courses within different sectors and encourages you to start planning your own progression route.

For a more general overview of future options, check out our choices booklet. This workbook covers everything from university to apprenticeships, and from interview techniques to student finance.

Prospects and the National Careers Service are also fantastic websites to use. Both websites offer in-depth profiles on careers, what a day-to-day can look like and what qualifications you need to progress to those careers. Prospects has a careers quiz to suggest which careers might suit you. The National Careers Service includes a skills assessment, where you can understand your own skillset and what doors they open.

Where will your subjects take you?