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The healthcare sector is a broad industry where people ultimately look after others. Whether you’re treating patients or conducting research, working in healthcare means you’ll be making a difference to the lives of others. Due to the nature of the job, the demand is high with healthcare expected to be the largest growing industry in the next 10 years. There are countless reasons why you should be working in the healthcare sector, but we have chosen just a few.
Regardless of what your position in healthcare may be, you are ultimately playing a part in helping others. Working in healthcare will allow you to reach your desire to help others, meanwhile earning a wage. You may help to bring a new life into the world or save another life from ending. Working in healthcare, whether directly or indirectly to another person, you will be changing lives and impacting families. As a healthcare professional, you get to have a fast-paced workday with an ever-changing atmosphere. This type of work environment leaves professionals finishing each day feeling a sense of fulfilment.
Healthcare is one of the most in demand industries across UK and the rest of the world. The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world, with approximately 1.7 millions workers across the UK, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland– not including positions in private health sectors. The demand for healthcare is an ever-growing industry with the UK having an ageing population and one that is expected to grow by 10 million over the next 25 years. This means such growth requires healthcare services to grow in conjunction. Due to the current and expected growth of healthcare, many employers will be offering extra training and personal development opportunities to progress staff. This not only offers, job security in the future but also the chance to branch out and expand knowledge and experience.
It is very safe to say that no two days are the same when working in healthcare. Whether working in a ward, dental surgery, care home or in an office, you never quite know what is going to happen when you wake up and head to work in the morning. The excitement of not knowing what could come your way is a thrill of the job, keeping you alert and guaranteed no repetition in each shift. The healthcare sector requires regular decision making, some good, some difficult and often on the spot. Decisiveness, intuition and problem solving are characteristics of anybody in healthcare. The constant physical and mental challenges of healthcare, each day will be full of learning and the shifts are likely to go by quickly.
The broad scale of healthcare, means that qualifications and medical knowledge is not necessarily required. Contrary to belief, it is not a requirement for all healthcare professionals to have spent 4+ years at university and received all A* at A levels. Of course, some roles will need these achievements, however a passion to care for and look after others is a key necessity. Healthcare is such a vast sector, that roles vary from administration, payroll, community care, doctors, surgeons, nursing home and social care, to name a few, with opportunities to suit varying education and experience levels. As the sector strongly promotes and endorses personal growth, it might mean that you gain further education, qualifications and skills that you started with.
We have only covered a select few incentives of making a career in healthcare, but there are many more benefits including flexibility of working hours and the assurance of a health work/lie balance. If you are considering a career in healthcare or you are looking to progress, talk to our team at Safehands Recruitment to see how they may be able to assist you.