The health sector supports millions of patients across the UK every year - you might have even been one of them yourself! There are lots of roles in health - doctors and nurses are just one part of the story. In comparison to the rest of the UK, people in Essex are quite healthy, but serious conditions like dementia are on the rise (as much as 85% from 2014 - 2034) so the health sector needs more support and that's where you come in!

Health and social care has a highly qualified workforce. The health sector is facing a critical shortage of medical professionals, so a wide range of openings exist.


What could I do in health?


You can do so much in health. Every part of your body requires a different kind of specialist - from your ear, nose and throat, to your muscles or your bones. It's easy to forget, but dentists, opticians and physiotherapists are all part of the health sector too, which means that there are many different ways to look after a patient - it's not all about surgeries and operations!

What if I don't want to deal with patients?

Don't worry, it's not for everyone, but you can still get involved. There are many labs or office roles where you can still contribute to the sector, without having to touch a body! Geneticists, researchers and pharmacists do high level work behind the scenes using their scientific knowledge.

Top skills

  • Mental health support
  • Patient Care
  • Psychology
  • Therapy
  • Midwifery