12/08/2021

Categories: Health and Social Care, Undergradute

What a career in Health and Social Care looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a health and social care career to pursue. The next step is to look for a health and social care degree in the industry you want to head into.

In this blog, you will gain a little more insight into the incredible work that is involved in the health and social care career industry. The sector is rather broad, and there are plenty of job opportunities after graduation as the demand on the health system increases year on year. The selfless and heroic work of this sector help keep the nation moving forward to a healthier and brighter future.

Potential careers

If you’re considering a health and social care career, then you’re more than likely aware of the incredible work they do. This type of job is highly respected in society and for a good reason, selfless acts, caring for other people and ready to help at a moment’s notice. One exciting role that you can embark upon with this type of degree is an occupational therapist.

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Occupational therapy can cover a wide range of topics but usually consists of helping an ill, injured or disabled person with a physical condition. It could be temporary or long-lasting. The occupational therapist utilises their skills and knowledge to help make life easier for the patient by helping them with their exercises and routines prescribed by physiotherapists and doctors.

A regular day as an occupational therapist could have you see multiple patients throughout the day, all with a variety of different needs. No two days are the same, but you may see the same patients on a weekly or monthly basis, so you do get to build professional relationships with patients, unlike some careers.

In the spotlight

Bill Wong is an occupational therapist who began his life in Hong Kong. After being diagnosed with Autism, Wong knew he wanted to make a difference in the world, and he has done. His spectrum diagnosis meant many others on the spectrum flocked to seek his help, as they felt he understood more than others. His success now sees him in California with people visiting from across the country to seek his help, demonstrating that if your passion is helping people, nothing can hold you back.

If you’re inspired by Bill Wong’s incredible work or those in your local area who have perhaps looked after your loved ones and friends in recent years, then a health and social care career is a great option. Look at the fantastic variety of health and social care degrees on offer at the University of Bolton. For more information, click here.

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BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Final Year top-up
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

HND HND Health and Social Care
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
64
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

FdA FdA Health and Social Care
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
40
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

FdA FdA Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner: Independent Route)
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Human Society (with specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Human Society (with specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PD PD Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

FdA FdA Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner: Higher Apprenticeship Route)
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
40
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Final Year top-up
Part-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Business Management: Health and Social Care (top-up) (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

HND HND Health and Social Care
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
64
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Health and Social Care
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Human Society (with specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

PgDip PgDip Health and Social Care
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

PgCert PgCert Health and Social Care
Part-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

PD PD Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care
Part-time
Mode of study
6 years
Duration

University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) AdvDip(CPD) Advanced Professional Development in Health Care for Older Persons (HE6)
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) AdvDip(CPD) Bereavement and Loss HE6
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) AdvDip(CPD) Bereavement and Loss (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) AdvDip(CPD) Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) AdvDip(CPD) Multidisciplinary End of Life Care (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
15 weeks
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Community Health Care Nursing (top-up)
Part-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

FdA FdA Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner: Higher Apprenticeship Route)
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
40
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

Regent College London

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (HE6 top-up)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The Growth Company

FdA FdA Health Care Studies
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
64
UCAS Points

The Growth Company

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