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Why YOU Should Choose a Career in Healthcare!

March 26th 2018

Dynamic, drive and in-demand - if you are passionate about caring for others and love to consistently challenge yourself, a career in healthcare may be your calling in life.

The healthcare sector is one of the most formidable employment industries in the UK. The industry itself is eternally growing and advancing, providing healthcare employees with regular opportunities for progression.

In healthcare jobs, no days are the same except the fact that each day you will make a positive change to the health and wellbeing of the vulnerable.

If you want to make a difference to others in your everyday life, healthcare careers can help you do so, with great job satisfaction as an added bonus. Below, we allude to just a small few of the reasons why YOU should choose a healthcare careers.


What entices people to work in healthcare the most is the impact they will have on people’s lives on a daily basis. Healthcare jobs are a cut above the rest for job satisfaction as every move you make, no matter how big or small, is making a difference in somebody’s life. But it doesn’t stop there; the positivity flows is felt by their friends, families and loved ones.

It isn’t just surgeons, doctors or nursing jobs having this effect, albeit they are the most direct. Every role in the healthcare industry, whether that is cleaners, chefs, clinical support and even healthcare administration jobs, all play a significant role in the care the patients receive, their standard of living and the environment they are within.  


Healthcare is one of the most indispensable and in-demand industries in England, and the rest of the world for that matter. The NHS alone is the fifth largest employer in the world with 1.7 million employees in the UK. On top of this, there are countless private healthcare institutions, services and care homes in Great Britain, all consistently hiring new employees.

The UK has an aging population, a population that is expected to grow by 10 million over the following 25 years, meaning our healthcare services need to grow in conjunction. No other profession offers such levels of job security and there is certainly no need to worry about a job shortage.


No two days are the same, the saying goes. But in a healthcare job, it’s quite safe to say that no two hours are the same.  Whether you work on a ward, in a doctor’s surgery, speech therapist, social worker or you have a care home job, you never know what is going to happen when you clock in, keeping you alert and guaranteeing that your shifts are never repetitive.

Care jobs of any variety require you to regularly make decisions, some good but alas, some bad. Intuition, decisiveness and problem solving are characteristics of anybody working in healthcare, whether that is for decision making, treating ailments or simply finding the best way to approach a patient, their situation and their families.

You will be facing both physical and mental challenges on the regular so a day won’t pass where you haven’t learned something new, and the constant brain stimulation will make shift pass swiftly.


There is a common misconception that all healthcare careers require A* at A Levels and a five year University degree. Yes, some do, but for others the key requirement is a passion to care for and look after the less fortunate. “Healthcare” is so vast that roles really do vary from one end of the spectrum to the opposite.

There are jobs in healthcare administration, payroll, community care jobs, doctors, surgeons, nursing home jobs and social work to name a very select few. There are hundreds of roles available for you to explore, all for varying education and experience levels.

Healthcare is an industry that strongly promotes and endorses personal growth, so it might mean that you gain more education, qualifications and skills than you started with.  There are ALWAYS opportunities for you to learn.


Whatever pay level you are at, hourly rates and salaries are more competitive than other industries at a comparable experience level due to the consistent demand of healthcare workers. Even in entry-level jobs, the rate of growth and progression is fast paced in comparison to many other fields. This is partly due to the benefits package of almost all healthcare jobs including continual personal development and training, thus making you more of an asset to your employer.

Other common incentives in a healthcare benefits package include flexibility with working hours, great pension schemes and a healthy holiday allowance to ensure a strong work/life balance.


From care home jobs to healthcare management jobs, healthcare professionals are in demand in COUNTLESS countries in all corners of the world. Similarly to the UK, in most countries healthcare is one of the country’s biggest employers, meaning you will receive similar incentives and reinforced job security no matter where in the world you decide to work!

If you are looking to begin your career in healthcare today, Select Healthcare is always on the lookout for passionate and dedicated staffs, ranging from care assistants and support workers, to activities coordinators, RMN nurses, RGN nurses and beyond.

To kick-start your dream career now, browse our available careers at care homes up and down the country.

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