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If helping others is your calling, explore advice across different healthcare paths to support you in making great career decisions.
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Is healthcare for you?

Healthcare is a huge graduate career sector, with more job roles and then specialisms within those job roles than you can probably imagine: medicine, nursing and management are just a few examples of your options. Graduates working in healthcare – whether in the NHS or in the private sector – enthuse about being part of a profession dedicated to improving the lives of others. Get started here.

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Getting into healthcare: the careers advice you need

Find your fit

Let us guide you through your main healthcare career options: specialisms in medicine, becoming a GP, nursing options and more.

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If being a medic is not for you…

It’s not uncommon to complete a medical degree and training but decide that a career practising medicine is not actually what you want. If this is you, don't panic. You can transfer the skills you've gained through your medical degree to something else, such as a graduate career in medical law, sales or journalism.

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Your healthcare job options

Discover what key roles in the healthcare sector really involve, and which would suit you best.

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If you’re looking for information about a role not listed above, you may find it on our healthcare job descriptions page. From art therapist through herbalist to psychologist, start exploring now.

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FAQs in healthcare

If helping people – through healing and support – is a career aim for you, healthcare is an excellent choice. It’s a sector that offers job stability as well: after all, most of us will require medical help at some point. It’s not for the fainthearted, however; you’ll be interacting with people during some of the most vulnerable and stressful moments of their lives.

This is a very personal choice, and will depend on several factors: your interests, the number of years you’re prepared to dedicate to training, how much you want to interact with people directly and your salary expectations. Use targetjobs to research the roles and sectors on offer before narrowing down your choices.

How much you earn as a doctor will vary depending on whether you’re still in training (foundation or specialist), a specialty doctor, a GP or a consultant, and if you work for the NHS or are in private practice (or a combination of both). For the latest pay grades, visit the NHS website.

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