Health care careers

Find a health care career

There are hundreds of different and varied health care careers working in the NHS. Many careers involve working directly with patients while others involve working behind the scenes in supporting roles. Get started by exploring the health care careers below


What all health care careers have in common is that they make a difference to people’s lives. How many people can leave work every day knowing that what they did really mattered?

The great benefit of a health care career working in the NHS is that you can start your career at any stage of your life. You may be at school choosing the path to your first career. Alternatively you could be looking for a new career path following a change in your circumstances. For example you may have spent time bringing up a family and now have the opportunity to begin a new career after your children have grown up.

Not sure where to start?

If you are not sure where to start why not try the Find your Career quiz on the Health Careers website?

Answer some simple questions to find the health care careers that best suit you.

Videos and case studies

A career as a General Practitioner

Life as a Health Care Support Worker

Life as a Paramedic

A career as a Pharmacist

A career as a Practice Nursing

A career as a School Nurse

Health care roles