Why the Health and Social Care Industry is Booming

15/07/2022

Health and social care workers are arguably the most in-demand professionals globally. The UK will require nearly 2.27 million professionals by 2035, representing a growth rate of about 27%. Some opportunities available include nurses, healthcare managers, and community educators. Unfortunately, government and private institutions struggle to hire for these positions due to a lack of qualified professionals. 
 
Different entities are running initiatives to encourage people to join the workforce, such as the UK government’s ‘Care for Others Make a Difference’ campaign. The University of Bolton also contributes to the effort by offering the MSc Health and Social Care degree. The program offers a flexible postgraduate study to fits your busy work schedule. 
 
Enrolling on the programme empowers you to be the best candidate in a buoyant market. Below are some reasons for the industry’s boom to help you decide your specific area of interest.  

Health and Social Care
     
Increased Awareness of Mental Health Issues  

The increased awareness of mental health issues has seen companies invest massively in its prevention and care. Most companies now have mental health experts on their payroll to help their team members cope with work-related issues. Others are offering better health insurance coverage to their team members to access treatment for mental health conditions. 
 
Similarly, organisations are including mental health initiatives as part of their corporate social responsibility. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of professionals, which results in limited access and poor delivery of services.  
 
The University of Bolton’s MSc Health and Social Care degree equips you with subject-specific skills to enable you to advance your career in mental health. Upon completion, you will be able to critically analyse and evaluate the impact of your professional and service interventions.          
 
Advancements in Medical Technology  

Virtual care and remote medicine are contributing to the boom in the industry; patients who have routine or minor appointments can now consult with their doctors online.  
 
Autonomous and robotic medical assistants make healthcare more accessible, especially for high population and infection areas. Unfortunately, progress is still slow because of a lack of professionals. The MSc Health and Social degree from the Bolton University provides you with Information Technology, research and data analysis skills necessary for a career in this field.    
 
An Ageing Population 

Population ageing results in increasing demand for age-related procedures and treatments. The 2022 Expert Adult Social Care Insight Report estimates the UK will have 39,000 facilities by the end of this year. However, these facilities will struggle to employ the specialists they require, resulting in poor service delivery. 

The University of Bolton’s MSc Health and Social Care programme aims to encourage undergraduates and working professionals to improve their skills to fill these positions. Students will gain knowledge of the principles relating to their scope of practice and delivery of person-centred care.    
 
MSc Health and Social Care at the University of Bolton 

This degree is designed to suit your commitments and interests. It takes 36 months to complete, and you will have access to eLearning packages. 
 
There are three core modules worth 100 credits: 
- Dissertation 
- Postgraduate Preparation for - Research Design 
- Developing Critical Analytical - Skills for Professional Practice 
 
After consultation and agreement with the programme leader, you will earn the remaining 80 credits by completing option modules. Visit the MSc Health and Social Care page or make a course enquiry for further information. 
 
You can also contact us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or give us a call on 01204 903807; please remember we are here to help! 
 
 

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