Explore the new Health Careers website from Health Education England where you’ll find:
- information on more than 350 roles in health, a number of real-life stories and videos, as well as a comprehensive course finder which lists more than 1000 courses leading to eligibility for professional registration
Other features include:
- a compare roles tool enabling you to compare bite-sized information on up to three different roles
- a ‘related roles’ function to explore roles similar to the ones you are interested in, but may not have considered or even heard of before
- an events calendar for information on career related events such as university open days and careers fairs
Advice on working in health and fitness – a Guardian webchat (Thursday 22 January 2015).
Studying biomedical sciences? Then NHS Careers and NHS Jobs may be useful resources.
Laboratory or other work experience? A few suggestions:
- Laboratories for the NHS and private sector
- Health Protection Agency (HPA)
- National Blood Authority
- Medical Research Council
- Pharmaceutical and product manufacturers
- Voluntary work in developing countries on behalf of international bodies such as the World Health Organization or the Voluntary Service Overseas
- Specialist recruitment agencies
Have you seen the PHORCaST website? www.phorcast.org.uk – one to look at for anyone interested in health promotion or working in public health.
PHORCaST website (or Public Health Online Resource for Careers Skills and Training, to give its full title) is organised into six main areas:
- improving people’s health
- protecting people’s health
- working with information
- teaching and researching
- maintaining and raising standards
- leadership, planning and management
Areas covered include careers, roles and job requirements, developing a career in public health and accessing education and training. There are a large number of useful links concerning all aspects of public health and links to major health networks resources. There is also a useful Quick Start guide to help you navigate the site.