Faculty of Science - Leading creativity and innovation in the sciences

Careers with a Science degree

Whether you choose traditional subjects or more pioneering subjects, you will find that science opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Large businesses, small industry, government, teaching and research all offer career opportunities for those holding a Science degree. In addition, Science graduates also find employment opportunities in non-science areas such as business, marketing and writing.

Click on any of the subject areas below to find out which undergraduate majors we offer related to the subject and where a Science degree in this area could take you.

You enjoy Statistics? Here are some job ideas.

  • Actuary
  • Alternative energy analyst
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Biological analyst
  • Biometrician
  • Business analyst
  • Customer service analyst
  • Demographer
  • Ecologist
  • Efficiency expert
  • Financial accountant
  • Financial analyst/forecaster


"Statistics was a natural choice for me. I’m fascinated by the magic of numbers and working with them is like a game. I enjoy using my statistical knowledge and skills to answer practical questions. After graduating, I joined New Zealand’s largest life insurance company, Sovereign, as an Actuarial Analyst."

Marina Ivanova, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Master of Science Statistics graduate


BSc majors we offer related to Statistics


"After I graduated I worked at Westpac Bank as a Risk Analyst. I enjoyed this job a lot! Here in New York, my experience has shown that to get an internship at a top financial firm even applicants with a PhD in statistics are required to have extensive knowledge of programming languages, particularly C++, so the choice to study Computer Science has proven to be a wise one even for a statistician."

Ekaterina (Kate) Vinkovskaya, BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics and BSc(Honours) in Statistics graduate