Knowing more about the photography industry and the potential career options available to you will help you focus on an area of expertise.
The UK photography industry is made up of nearly 14,000 companies, almost half of which are sole trading or freelance photographers. Across the industry as a whole, around 90% of companies employ 5 people or fewer (according to Creative Skillset).
So, the reality is that you are likely to be freelancing or working in a very small team as a photographer. Building your experience, researching rates and getting your workout there is the key to success while you are studying. Once established, much of your time is likely to be spent running your business, so take advantage of all the business and enterprise advice at Ravensbourne before you leave.
Ravensbourne graduates can enter a wide range of roles directly and indirectly related to photography.
You can find in depth profiles for all these roles at Creative Skillset.
The Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) also publishes helpful information about careers in the specialist area of medical photography and digital imaging.