Careers and professions
There are many different NHS and social care careers. Each one makes a difference every day.
Whether you’re still in education or thinking about changing careers, there is a career suited to you.
- Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are the third largest clinical workforce in health and care. Care is provided to assess, treat, diagnose, and discharge patients across the NHS, social care, housing, education, and independent and voluntary sector.
- Save and change lives with a career in the ambulance service.
- The NHS is vast and diverse, and so are our healthcare support worker roles. There are 30 different roles you could choose from that sit within seven areas of the NHS, including mental health, primary care, maternity and children’s services.
- There are over 50 different specialties to choose from when choosing to become a doctor and have a career in medicine.
- Whatever your role, you'll make a big contribution to the oral health of our population and the wider care of patients.
- As part of the estates and facilities team, you'll look after NHS buildings and the grounds. You'll also make sure that medicines, goods and patients are where they need to be so care is received at the right time and the right place.
- Healthcare scientists prevent, diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions. They use a range of science, engineering and technology skills.
- Health informatics is one of the fastest growing areas in health. It involves the intelligent use of information and technology to provide better care for patients.
- The NHS provides an enormous range of services to millions of people across the country. Without skilled and dedicated managers to lead and run it, it would not be able to do what it is here to do – treat and care for patients.
- No two days are the same in nursing – it’s one of the most dynamic and rewarding roles within the NHS. And with ongoing training and the support of your team, you’ll be able to make it exactly what you want it to be.
- A pharmacy career offers the chance to make a positive difference to people’s lives and wellbeing, by providing care in a wide range of settings, often at the heart of communities.
- Working in a psychological profession will make a difference to someone's mental wellbeing.
- Job opportunities in public health are varied. You could be working as a smoking cessation advisor in the NHS or a director of public health in our local authority.
- There are many different types of social care careers to choose from. Many staff now work in roles that cover both health and social care, and the values and qualities needed are very similar.
- There are many different roles in the wider healthcare team. Whether you are working in administration, corporate services or directly with patients as part of the clinical support team, you'll be making a difference every day.