Graduate careers in Aquaculture
Aquaculture and marine science graduates are well equipped to work in a wide range of careers in the fast growing aquaculture industry. In Scotland, salmon aquaculture revenue alone is now estimated to be worth £1.86 billion annually to the economy and supports over 8,300 jobs.
The level of industrialisation within the sector is still rather underdeveloped in terms of technological applications of nutrition, genetics, health and technology. As a result, there are a multitude of career opportunities available, including:
- fish health experts
- next generation feed developers
- quality assurance operatives
- system engineers
- pharmaceutical and clinical researchers
- environmental consultants
- aquaculture and fisheries management roles
Aquaculture degrees also open up a wide range of more general graduate employment opportunities to you, such as working with biotechnological companies, bioinformatics, health and clinical sciences, forensic science, medical sales and marketing, science journalism and teaching.