Your future career can feel a long way off, but it’s never too early to think about your options. You could apply for an apprenticeship, organise some work experience, or look into going to university.
Whether you've always wanted to work in health or are just beginning to think about it now, the huge range of jobs in the NHS will amaze you! No matter what role you are in, you will make a difference to people’s lives.
There are more than 350 different careers available in the NHS, probably more than in any other organisation in the world. Not all of them mean working with patients or require a degree, but it all comes down to skills, attitudes and teamwork and everyone contributes in different ways.
From ambulance care assistant to surgical care practitioner, or arts therapist to strategic management, there’s an NHS career for you.
The NHS is growing and developing and we want you to come on this journey with us. Be part of the team!
Find you career
Why not take our quiz to see which career is best for you?
You can also view our free careers booklet which shows some of over 350 careers in health.
Once you have an idea of what roles may suit you, sign up to your free NHS career guide and you’ll receive updates from us on how to get into your chosen field!
Are you a teacher or careers adviser?
On the Health Careers website, you’ll find our careers advisers and teachers section which includes:
- teaching resources
- information on our schools competitions for KS2 and KS3 pupils
- our guide to work experience
- FAQs for teachers and careers advisers
- support for careers advisers working with doctors and medical students
You can also order copies of our careers booklet and eye-catching postcards by calling us on 0345 60 60 655, or you can download them from our website.