Doctors work in all areas of healthcare providing you with endless career possibilities. As part of your medical training, you’ll have the opportunity to try out many of these fantastic specialties and then have the choose the one you would like as your specialty.

Doctors face the challenge of trying to heal people and to keep people as healthy as possible on a daily basis. They do this by using their communication skills to understand what the problem is and their scientific knowledge to know how best to fix it. Doctors have some of the most diverse and challenging careers available.

See the videos and case studies to find out more.


Use the links below to explore more about each of the Doctors roles on the Health Careers website run by Health Education England.

Videos and case studies

A career in acute medicine

A career in emergency medicine

A career in general practice

A career in in medicine as a consultant psychiatrist

Further information