Health and Social Care

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Health and Social Care is one of the UK’s fastest growing employment sectors looking for many people who can make a difference to those in need.

Registered General Nurse, Operating Department Practitioner, Doctor and Health Care Assistant are just some of the jobs roles you could do and with the average salary in the health industry being £33,000 a year, it’s a great career option.

Skills or knowledge you may need for some of these jobs include: being able to work with lots of different types of people and patients and knowing how best to communicate with them, strong planning and organisational skills, a good understanding of mental health, leadership skills and the ability to train and teach others.

Clinical scientists research and develop techniques and equipment to help prevent, diagnose and treat illness. The national average salary for this job is £26,250 - £99,500 per year.
Surgeons consult with patients and explain the procedure before performing the operation. Depending on experience, the national average salary for this job is £26,350 - £102,500.
A Care Worker supports people who need a bit of extra help to manage their daily activities such as washing, feeding, travel, laundry, or shopping. Depending on experience, the national average salary for this job is £12,500 - £25,000 per year.

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