The best career websites by school subject area

21st November 2019 by Richard Allnutt

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;

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 (a directory that pulls in career information from lots of other creative websites including some of those below) (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

Business Studies (Accountancy)

Computer Science (cases studies about people in IT and Digital) (excellent information about the Gaming sector) (emerging world of Extended Reality-XR)

English (Film and TV)

Geography (Royal Geographical Society) (Geographical Association careers resource) (The Geological Society)

History (Historical Association)

Math (Institute of Mathematics) (London Institute of Banking and Finance) in engineering)

Media Studies (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) (Institute of Translating and Interpreting) (Chartered Institute of Linguists) (excellent and concise article about the value of languages to employers) (some convincing statistics about the need for languages) (the languages UK employers are seeking most) and (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)

P.E. (‘Careers in Sport’ booklet from British Association of Sport and Exercise Science)

Performing Arts    (the national body for Dance in the UK) (careers information about performing, producing and business roles in the industry) (Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre)

Science (Royal Society of Biology) (Royal Society of Chemistry) (Institute of Physics) (the Neon Futures website about Engineering) (the website for all health careers in the NHS including accredited course finder)

Technology (Design and Technology) (the Neon Futures website about Engineering) (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

Hospitality Careers Map (National Skills Academy for Food and Drink)