health & social care

There are many benefits, rewards and opportunities to working in healthcare. The healthcare industry has a huge variety of different jobs and roles that suit many different people. Below we have our top five benefits for working in Health and Social Care for those considering it.

Job growth/security

The healthcare industry is projected to grow by 26% though 2022, an increase of about 4.1 million jobs. With the nation’s general population living longer it requires more medical services, doctors, carers, hospitals, Doctors’ offices, nursing/retirement homes and other facilities, forcing the industry to recruit more employees in order to reach the growing demand. Taking this into account workers are also less likely to lose their position or get laid off.

High earning potential

With the demand growing rapidly and the skills required for the job, employees in the healthcare field are usually well paid compared to the median average. As expected the more skills, training and experience you have the more you are likely to be paid. Some roles such as a registered nurse are paid very well owing to a high demand and earn a median of £62,042 a year.

Making a difference

Employees working in the medical field change people’ lives every day, people working in healthcare usually chose to do so knowing that they are helping people and making a difference and enjoy it. If you have great people skills, communication skills and want a job focused around helping and supporting others you will perform well.

Competitive benefits

Due to the growing competition for qualified medical staff, employers are looking towards offering good benefits in order to encourage the best workers to join them and keep them. Most of the time the benefits include; health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, vision care, vacation and paid sick time. Employers may also offer further training in order to help develop their employees and help them advance in their careers.

Diverse requirements

You don’t have to have a degree to be in healthcare. There are jobs at many different levels, anything from school leavers to fully qualified brain surgeons. The medical sector is immense with a diverse range of requirements. Many can be achieved through minimal education or training while some of the more specialist/ sensitive roles will require further education, training and on-the-job experience. Although many jobs in this sector require candidates to be certified or licensed not all of they do. If the healthcare sector is something that you may interested in and want more information, contact 5E Ltd today and learn about our free Health & Social Care Level 2 Diploma and further levels of education.

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