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Why You Should Study Health and Social Care?


Do you want to work with babies? Want to specialise in dementia patients? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you have a passion for helping and supporting others? Then maybe a career in Health & Social Care is right for you.

Why work in Health & Social Care?

The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. -Mother Teresa

One of the many benefits of working in the Health & Social Care sector is job satisfaction. Knowing that you are improving someone’s life is extremely rewarding.

No two days will be the same. Each day will be different, making it a flexible and interesting job role.

A growing sector

It’s one of the biggest sectors of employment. A career in Health & Social Care offers long-term employment prospects, with opportunity for promotion and progression as well as job security. Did you know that there are over 350 different job roles in the Health and Social Care sector?
According to the NHS Jobs website, there are around 25,000 vacancies advertised every month.

In July 2020, 1.3 million people were employed by the NHS.

Adult Social Care is one of the few sectors where jobs are increasing, offering significant numbers of long-term career opportunities in the current job market. There’s an estimated 1.49 million people working in Health & Social Care, and by 2035 we’ll need to fill around 580,000 more jobs.

Career path

Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Health & Social Care course and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will act as a springboard to a professional career in Health & Social Care services. Here is a list of possible career paths you may take:

  • Care worker – People with this job title help individuals and families get services and care they need. Average salary: £25,325
  • Nurse-  Nurses have many duties, including caring for patients, communicating with doctors, administering medicine and checking vital signs. Average salary: £32,640
  • Social worker – Support individuals and their families through hardships, and ensure that vulnerable people are safeguarded from harm. Average salary: £46,531
  • Occupational therapist – Help people of all ages overcome the effects of disability caused by illness, ageing or accident so that they can carry out everyday tasks or occupations.£37,609
  • The Average Health And Social Care salary in the UK is £34,395

The right education and training can lead to highly satisfying career in Health & Social Care. For more information on our Health & Social Care courses, click here.

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