The Health and Social Care industry in the UK employs over 1.5 million people and is vital to care for the most vulnerable in society. With a number of different settings to choose from, including care homes, schools, hospitals or out in the community, there’s a whole raft of options and possibilities within which to establish a valuable and fulfilling career.

For many, working in this area is seen as a vocation, rather than simply a job, as it provides the opportunity to make a real difference to many people’s lives. It can also be tough and take a lot out of you, both physically and emotionally, and so being able to work under pressure is essential to success. 

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Skills required

  • Empathy
  • Team player
  • Communication skills
  • Deal well with pressure

Example career options

  • Carer
  • Midwife
  • Social Worker
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic