Health and Social Care combines elements of sociology, biology, nutrition, law and ethics. Students that pursue a career in this area usually have a work placement alongside their academic studies. Placement will take place in a nursery, residential home, hospital, or other caring establishment. Others may take a health and social care course as a route to further qualifications hoping that it will lead to employment within this industry,
Depending on the qualifications, students of Health and Social care may start off as care assistants and develop care pathways to become doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, counselors, social workers, paramedics or other occupations.
If all of this sounds interesting, here are other reasons to consider a career in social care:
If you have the right values, you’ll find a job
There are hundreds of different jobs in adult social care. You can work in a direct care role, management, administration or something ancillary like a kitchen or domestic role. You can have these roles in the workplaces mentioned above.
You’ll make a massive difference to someone’s life.
This line of work will have your work with different people with special needs like physical disability, learning disabilities/autism, dementia, people recovering from an accident, etc. Whoever you work with, you have the potential to make a big impact in these people. That’s usually the most appealing thing from working in these sectors. If that is you, this is for you.
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