03/12/2021

Is Working in Health and Social Care Right For Me?

Are you wanting to start the New Year, with a new career? Want to do something where you can make a real difference in people’s lives? If the answer is yes, then health and social care could be a fantastic option.

Health and social care is about looking after and supporting those in the society that need support, from older people and children to those with learning difficulties and physical impairments. You’ll be making sure they keep happy and healthy and get all the support they need.

Here are some of the benefits of working in the sector, as well as what you can do with a health and social care degree.

The benefits of working in health and social care

As well as helping people get the care and support they need, there are lots of other exciting benefits to working in health and social care.

No two days are the same. For example, in the morning you could be working on a campaign to encourage people to eat healthier and then in the afternoon you could be making phone calls to help get an older person temporary home care support. All the people you meet and work with are unique and need different types of support.

There is also a lot of demand for people to work in the health and social care sector. This makes it easy to get a job doing something you truly love, as well as there being lots of scope for promotion and new opportunities.

 

You also get to meet people who live and work in your local community. So, if you enjoy meeting new people and like a chat, health and social care could be right up your street!

The career pathways for health and social care

A health and social care degree can lead you to lots of exciting career opportunities. Here are just some of the areas you could secure employment in with a health and social care qualification:

• Assistant practitioner

• Care worker or personal assistant

• Children's residential care

• Child/family support work

• Community support worker

• Counsellor

• Domestic abuse

• Health promotion/public health

• Health research

• Leadership/management roles in care settings/organisations

• Local council/housing

• Mental health

• Occupational therapist

• Prison/probation service

• Social worker/nurse (with further study)

• Substance abuse/recovery

Get your health and social care degree with the University of Bolton

When you enrol for a health and social care qualification with us, you will be learning all you need to know to help vulnerable people improve their daily lives.

As well as offering state-of-the-art facilities and the chance to choose a high-quality work placement, all our courses are designed to meet the demands of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. This means you’ll be equipped with all the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in the health and social care sector.

Our full-time courses fit well with family/work life, with 2-3 days of university attendance required per week. 

You will also benefit from small class sizes and passionate lecturers. We are proud to put our students and their needs first; for the past four years, our students have noted us No.1 for Student Satisfaction.*

Find out more about the health and social care degrees we offer.

*Complete University Guide, North West Region – 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

 

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