The best career websites by school subject area

26th August 2022 by CareerWave

It can be difficult to see how your school subjects relate to future jobs. Some subjects help you develop obvious skills for work (Art, Computing). Others have less obvious links, but be sure that they equally support your skills development. Here is a selection of CareerWave’s favourite career websites which help you to see potential links between school study and the exciting world of work.

Just before we break things down into subjects, we would like to share a specific resource we love and use a lot in our guidance conversations. It is focused on what jobs you can get into based on your degree, but it also shows where your current school subjects could lead to. The website is; Prospects.

This list is to be used alongside the article Best Career Websites by Sector where you will find many more recommended websites.

Art and Design  

Discover Creative Careers (a directory that pulls in career information from lots of other creative websites including Screen Skills)

Screenskills (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

The Creative Industries

Business Studies

The London Institute of Banking and Finance

Maths Careers

ATT – Careers in Tax

Chartered Insurance Institute

CISI – Get into Finance

Computer Science   

Tech Skills (cases studies about people in IT and Digital)

Screenskills – Games (excellent information about the Gaming sector)

Cyber Security Challenge UK

AIXR (emerging world of Extended Reality-XR)


Discover Creative Careers

Screenskills (Film and TV)

NCTJ – Journalism

Publishers Association


Royal Geographical Society

Geographical Association

The Geological Society 


Historical Association

Law Careers


Maths Careers (Institute of Mathematics)

The London Institution of Banking and Finance 

Neon Futures (Jobs in engineering)

Media Studies

Discover Creative Careers

Screenskills (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

NCTJ – Journalism

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Institute of Translating and Interpreting

Chartered Institute of Linguists

GRB – Language Graduates  (excellent and concise article about the value of languages to employers)

ALL – Why study languages?

SCILT  (some convincing statistics about the need for languages)

Study International (the languages UK employers are seeking most)

MI5 and SIS (James Bond is fluent in French and German and has been known to speak Italian, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese amongst others….. probably. However it is true that our security services highly value multi-linguists)


BASES (‘Careers in Sport’ booklet from British Association of Sport and Exercise Science)

Careers in Sport

Performing Arts           

Discover Creative Careers

One Dance UK (the national body for Dance in the UK)

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Get Into Theatre

Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre


Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Chemistry

Institute of Physics

Neon Futures (Engineering)

Health Careers (the website for all health careers in the NHS including accredited course finder)

Technology (Design and Technology)  

Discover Creative Careers

Neon Futures

Screenskills (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

Hospitality Careers Map

Tasty Careers (National Skills Academy for Food and Drink)