The healthcare sector is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, with the National Health Service (NHS) being the biggest employer in Europe, employing over 1.7 million people. There are also the numerous positions available through the private healthcare, not-for-profit and voluntary sectors in the UK.
Undoubtedly, careers in the healthcare profession are some of the most important in the world and some of the most rewarding too, given the ways in which the health profession contributes hugely to improving society as a whole, making a considerable difference in people’s day-to-day lives. Additionally, it can be a tough profession for example during the winter months when the NHS is particularly busy. However, careers for example, as a nurse, dentist or doctor, require commitment, tenacity and dedication and often training for many years.
But what exactly does choosing one of these careers entail?