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Have you been thinking about doing a health and social care degree?
One of the great things about going down this route is that there are so many opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and make a real difference in people’s lives.
Let’s look at some of the different health and social care jobs you could venture into.
Top 8 Health & Social Care Degree Jobs
Below, we’ll look at some health and social care degree jobs, giving you a glimpse into the role and your options in terms of career progression.
1. Care Coordinator
Role - You'll be responsible for organising care services for clients. It's all about ensuring that individuals receive the appropriate health and social services they need.
Career Progression - As you gain more experience, you could oversee a team of coordinators. You may then move into a managerial role, leading an entire unit or department.
2. Healthcare Assistant
Role - You’ll support senior healthcare professionals, often in hospitals. Tasks can include monitoring and recording patients' conditions by taking their pulse and temperature.
Career Progression - Healthcare assistants can seek further training and specialise over time, perhaps moving into roles like nursing or healthcare administration.
3. Social Work Assistant
Role - You’ll work alongside social workers, often helping with administrative tasks and supporting patients. You can work with children, patients, families, and other vulnerable groups to help them cope with their situations.
Career Progression - With experience, you can become a fully licensed social worker.
4. Community Outreach Worker
Role - You’ll bridge communities and healthcare institutions, ensuring information, services, and resources are accessible. This role is more about support rather than direct personal care.
Career Progression - With time and dedication, you might move into a supervisory role, overseeing projects or larger community outreach initiatives.
5. Support Worker
Role - You’ll assist people with disabilities or certain health conditions, ensuring they lead fulfilling lives.
Career Progression - As you become more skilled, you may specialise in support areas like mental health or move into more supervisory roles.
6. Mental Health Assistant
Role - You’ll work under the supervision of senior mental health professionals, providing direct care to patients. Tasks can include supporting patients with daily activities, such as taking medications and eating, as well as taking vital measurements.
Career Progression - You can aim for roles such as a mental health counsellor or therapist.
7. Health Educator
Role - You’ll teach people about behaviours that foster wellness. You could be involved in devising educational campaigns, workshops, or informational materials.
Career Progression - As you make an impact, you might find opportunities in designing health education programs or even policy advocacy.
8. Rehabilitation Assistant
Role - You’ll help patients recover from illnesses, surgeries, or injuries, ensuring they regain their functionality and independence.
Career Progression - Over the years, you can specialise, perhaps focusing on specific patient groups or rehabilitation techniques or even moving into therapeutic roles.
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Your health and social care degree isn't just about the knowledge you gain; it's about where that knowledge can take you!
At the University of Bolton, we believe in empowering our students to explore, learn, and thrive in their chosen fields. From small class sizes to start-of-the-art facilities, we’ve got everything you need to flourish, at Bolton University you will enjoy a supportive learning environment.
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