What can I do with a career in...?

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La Trobe graduates have gone on to a wide variety of interesting and rewarding careers. For most courses there are many different career pathways to explore.

The resources and links on this page will help you generate some ideas on the types of jobs you could perform based on the discipline area you are studying.

The career path you choose will be unique to you. It will be influenced by your qualifications, your interests, your skills, what you are passionate about, and the availability of jobs in locations where you live (or happy to move to).

Thinking about and exploring the range of career options open to you is the best way to get your career going. People who have gone on to have successful careers do a number of things:

  • they are open to new opportunities and are prepared to take risks
  • they research and explore a range of possibilities
  • they talk to people about their career
  • they build a professional network
  • and they seek support from careers advisors and mentors

Career Summaries

We have produced career summaries for the major discipline areas taught at La Trobe. The summaries are based on the jobs and companies La Trobe graduates have gone on to work in, and the technical and transferable skills you’ll develop in your course.

College of Arts, Social Science, and Commerce (ASSC)

Click on the heading for your School to browse the list of career summaries. All links are to PDF documents.

Business

Education

Humanities and Social Sciences

Law

College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE)

Click on the heading for your School to browse the list of career summaries. All links are to PDF documents.

Allied Health

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Life Sciences

Molecular Sciences

Nursing and Midwifery

Psychology and Public Health

Rural Health

Researching career options

Below are a few ideas on how to go about researching jobs that you could perform based on your degree.

1. Visit the Job Outlook website

Type in the jobs you’ve done into the Skills Match to see what other jobs you could do; take a career quiz to get more ideas on jobs you are suited for; and find out which jobs and industries are in demand.

Job Outlook

2. Check out the LinkedIn profiles of La Trobe graduates

Look at the career profiles of La Trobe graduates. You can do this by using LinkedIn's Alumni tool. You'll need a LinkedIn account, and once you are logged in, you can look at the types of jobs, industries and companies that La Trobe graduates have gone on to work in. You can use this research tool to find professionals to connect with - perhaps even find yourself a mentor or someone to conduct an informational interview with!

LinkedIn Alumni

3. Search jobs that match my skills

Search for jobs based on criteria such as your study major or the strongest skills you have developed (like teamwork, analytical, problem-solving). Visit Seek or CareerOne and enter the skill or study major into the keyword search field. You will find a range of jobs matching your skills including those that you never knew existed. Use the data you gather through this exercise to identify a few career areas that may interest you, and do some further research to learn more.

Contact a Careers Advisor

Once you have done a bit of research using the above resources, unpacking that information with a careers advisor can be very helpful.

Contact a careers advisor