Career

Different Roles Within The NHS

There are lots of different roles in the NHS that people are not familiar with. There actually are over 350 different NHS careers and everyone makes a difference in people’s lives every day.

You could still be studying, or you could already work in the NHS but you are thinking about switching roles, we are here to give you a list of different jobs you could go in to.

Where can I work in the NHS?

Health Professionals

  • Art Therapist
  • Diagnostic radiographer
  • Dietitian
  • Drama therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Operating department practitioner
  • Orthoptist
  • Osteopath
  • Podiatrist
  • Prosthetist/Orthotist
  • Speech & Language therapist
  • Therapeutic radiographer

Ambulance Team

  • Ambulance care assistant & Patient transport service driver
  • Call handler/Emergency medical dispatcher
  • Emergency care assistant
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Experience paramedic

Dental Team

  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental nurse
  • Dental technician/dental technologist
  • Dental therapist
  • Dentist

Doctors

  • Anaesthesia
  • Clinical oncology
  • Clinical radiology
  • Community sexual & reproductive health
  • Emergency medicine
  • GP
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Occupational medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Surgery

Health Informatics

  • Clinical Informatics
  • Education & training roles
  • Health records & patient administration
  • Information & communication technology
  • Information management staff
  • Library, knowledge & information services
  • Project & programme management

Healthcare Science

  • Clinical bioinformatics
  • Analytical toxicology
  • Anatomical pathology
  • Biomedical science
  • Blood sciences
  • Cancer genomics
  • Cellular sciences
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Clinical immunology
  • Cytopathology
  • Genomic counselling
  • Genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Reproductive science & andrology
  • Virology
  • Clinical pharmaceutical science
  • Clinical photography
  • Decontamination & sterile services
  • Medical engineering
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Reconstructive science
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Audiology
  • Cardiac sciences
  • Clinical perfusion science
  • Critical care science
  • Hearing aid dispenser
  • Neurophysiology
  • Ophthalmic & vision science
  • Respiratory physiology & sleep science
  • Vascular science

Management

  • Clinical manager
  • Estates & Facilities management
  • Finance manager
  • General management
  • HR manager
  • Operational management
  • Practice manager
  • Project & programme management

Medical Associate Professions

  • Advanced critical care practitioner
  • Anaesthesia associate
  • Physician associate
  • Surgical care practitioner

Midwifery

  • Midwife
  • Maternity support worker

Nursing Jobs

  • Adult nurse
  • Children’s nurse
  • District nurse
  • General practice nurse
  • Learning disability nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Neonatal nurse
  • Nursing associate
  • Prison nurse
  • Theatre nurse

Pharmacy Jobs

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy assistant
  • Pharmacy technician

Psychological Professions

  • Assistant psychologist
  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Education mental health practitioner
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Psychotherapist

Public Health Jobs

  • Director
  • Environmental health professional
  • Health trainer
  • Health visitor
  • Public health academic
  • Public health consultants and specialists
  • Manager
  • Public health nurse
  • Public health practitioner
  • School nurse

Wider Healthcare Team

  • Administration
  • Clerk
  • Health records staff
  • Medical secretary
  • Typist
  • Telephonist operator
  • Assistant practitioner
  • Cartographer
  • Creative therapy support
  • Dental support worker
  • Donor carer
  • Employment advisor
  • Healthcare assistant
  • NHS 111 roles
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational therapy support worker
  • Podiatry assistant
  • Social worker
  • Speech therapy
  • Theatre support worker

Domestic Services

  • Catering manager
  • Chef
  • Domestic staff
  • Housekeeper
  • Linen services staff
  • Porter
  • Health & Safety Officer

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