Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

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. 

Related industries you may also be interested in

  • Counselling
  • Science 

Skills required

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

Example career options

  • Carer
  • Midwife
  • Social Worker
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic

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Aimee Winstanley Level 3 Health and Social Care, Former student at De Warenne Academy

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