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    I want to study health and social care. what are the job opportunities with a health and social care degree?
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    (Original post by sonia-18)
    I want to study health and social care. what are the job opportunities with a health and social care degree?
    As health and social care isn't the most vocational or specific subject area, it is hard to advise you.

    Do you want to be a specific health professional e.g. physiotherapist later on? Or do you want a job straight from your degree?

    If you want to be a specific health professional, then you will probably have to do another degree after your first one.

    If not, you go into the NHS Management Scheme, a health care assistant, assistant to an allied health professional etc.
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    I graduated with a health and social care honours degree last year, and ever since then i have not been able to get a job because i am not qualified in anything!

    As the above poster said unless you want to be do something specific in the care profession you will probably have to do a post graduate course after that but if you dont know, then i would recommend you do NVQs which are alot more work based qualified than a bloody degree!

    I've been volunteering at the NHS hospital since doing admin work and every time i apply for clerical posts, all my applications get rejected as i dont have enough experience.

    If you still want to pursue the degree You will definately have to get some voluntary experience in a care sector (social care) because that will get you a job and not the degree itself. Even applying for a health care assistant job will require you to have some degree of experience behind you. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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    The degree in itself is as others have suggested effectively useless

    1. It does not qualify you as any kind of health professional, therefore you are looking at needing to complete the full pre-registration award for the relevant profession to become a HCP, neither are you a qualified social worker ... ( as there are openings for qualified social workers in social care other than Social services e.g. some of the learning disabilities stuff or combined with RMA as a manager in residential care settings ... )

    2. You do not have the practical experience of care delivery that someone with an NVQ whether at level 2 , 3 or 4 has , and despite having a level 6 award you don't have an RMA award which is needed for management roles in CQC registered Social care settings

    3. in terms of the NHS (lay) Management Training Scheme you will be competing with people with business and or numerate degrees from the full range of HEIs for general management and against people with HR, accounting , etc specific degrees for the specialist management training scheme ...

    quite why Health and social care degrees exist as a degree of choice ( rather than a consolation award for someone who repeatedly fails the practice elements of a health professional pre-reg course but is able to complete the academic requirements )
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    I am very surprised that people here who have a degree in Health and Social Care are not aware of the many careers available in the health care sector. Did you not learn anything? Is there not more than more way to peel a banana? Why are people here selling this degree short, maybe you did not work hard enough to value what you have, who said it's about what you have, anyway? Surely the experience and journey is everything.

    Just look at what you can do.......


    • draw together, analyse and critically evaluate information
    • communicate effectively with individuals, groups and organisations
    • produce accurate records and make informed decisions
    • think logically and propose reasoned solutions
    • put together well-judged arguments and question assumptions

    manage time, learn independently and use ICT effectively

    Here are some of the jobs

    • Health administration
    • Care management
    • FE teaching (you studied the subject now teach it at a lower level)
    • Community development
    • Charity Officer
    • Social work
    • Nursing (yes nursing there so many grades)
    • Health therapies
    • Youth work (rewarding)

    Fostering children young adults, elderly pays good money and actually better than some of the above jobs, because you have a degree you could work on the therapeutic programme.

    You are assuming IT professionals or Law degree students walk into a waiting but it is not true. Don't complain that you have to gain experience everybody does. If you cannot find work, START your own business, plenty of needy people in the world.

    Research is everything, make the world better, safer, and more independent. Love & light.
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    (Original post by fireboltphoenix)
    I am very surprised that people here who have a degree in Health and Social Care are not aware of the many careers available in the health care sector. Did you not learn anything? Is there not more than more way to peel a banana? Why are people here selling this degree short, maybe you did not work hard enough to value what you have, who said it's about what you have, anyway? Surely the experience and journey is everything.

    Just look at what you can do.......


    • draw together, analyse and critically evaluate information
    • communicate effectively with individuals, groups and organisations
    • produce accurate records and make informed decisions
    • think logically and propose reasoned solutions
    • put together well-judged arguments and question assumptions

    manage time, learn independently and use ICT effectively

    Here are some of the jobs

    • Health administration
    • Care management
    • you will not have the RMA award therefore cannot be a Registered Manager for CQC regulated services - and will be competing against people with businessdegrees for none RMA Management roles

    • FE teaching (you studied the subject now teach it at a lower level)
you do not have the practice skills, will require a further academic award for teaching and assessing

  • Community development
  • Charity Officer
  • all which are generic roles

  • Social work
  • Nursing (yes nursing there so many grades)
  • you are not qualified for either of these professions with a Health and Socal care degree and will have to undertake at least 2 if not 3 years further education and training to gain the relevant professional registration


  • Health therapies
  • Quackery and wibble - or you will require a further period of several years of study to satisfy the requirements of the the relevant professional regulator


  • Youth work (rewarding)
  • Fostering children young adults, elderly pays good money and actually better than some of the above jobs, because you have a degree you could work on the therapeutic programme.

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    uyou are talking rubbish and your post only demonstrates your lack of knowledge
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    hello is anyone considering studying health and social care at university and if so what career are you interested in achieving afterwards, it would really help me with my COPE work thankyou
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    if you're not sure what you'd like to do after, maybe a foundation degree in Health and Social Care would be better? Then you'd be able to taste a few different areas of the health sector and would have time to figure out what is the best for you
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    Hi,

    I am currently nearing the end of my two-year foundation degree in social care and will either be doing the top-up at St Mary's University college in leadership and mangement or a degree in health and social care at another institution.

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    i want to study health and social care but i wanted to know what type of jobs will lead me to, for example can this lead me to nursing field because thats the type of job i would like to do or around those areas
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    I would like to know if I was to do a health and social care degree can i still get into doing a midwifery course after that ?
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    (Original post by elliesdb)
    if you're not sure what you'd like to do after, maybe a foundation degree in Health and Social Care would be better? Then you'd be able to taste a few different areas of the health sector and would have time to figure out what is the best for you
    thankyou
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    (Original post by margaret3541)
    I would like to know if I was to do a health and social care degree can i still get into doing a midwifery course after that ?
    You can still get onto a midwifery course after but you'd still have to do the full 3 years of the midwifery course.


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    social worker
    care worer
    health workwe
    phsiotherapist
    they are loads of hard paying jobs you can get with a health and social work
    good luch coz it is very haed to keep up and you must put lot of hard work in it or u will fail big time
    good luch youre gonna need it lol
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    yeah i think you can get a job
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    you can get a job as a mid wifery
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    This degree could be useful if you are interested in going into management (e.g. Health Service Manager position)

    "If you have a degree, the most direct route into health service management is through the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme.
    To get on to a scheme, you will need a degree (minimum grade 2:2) or an equivalent qualification in a health or management related subject.
    Alternatively, you could apply directly to the NHS for a junior management position. You will usually need a degree and some relevant experience".
    check out this website for more info: https://nationalcareersservice.direc...cemanager.aspx
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    I'm currently a second year student going into my third/final year studying a BA with honors in Health & Social Care for individuals, families and communities. After reading the shire amount of negative posts on here allow me to shed some light, yes the above are correct when stating further education is needed when wanting to obtain nursing or social worker status, that's quite obvious as it's a specific professional career. Studying Health & Social Care as a degree can open many doors for you the clue is in the name, this degree is VERY broad. I know exactly where I'd like to end up once I finish Uni- ideally working in Public Health/Health Promotion as a Health Promotion Specialist which IS available to me with paid and voluntary experience that I have gained over the past six years. Any person wishing to pursue this degree needs to weigh out the pro's and con's of forking out £9,000 a year on it. If you're wanting to ultimately work in Nursing take on as much HCA experience as possible and apply for that degree, the same for any specific career. You can't expect to work as a nurse when you haven't got the right degree. There are SO many posts and areas that are available to you when studying Health & Social Care which is why for me it's perfect

    Whatever you decide make sure it's worth it! You do only get four years funding of Student Finance.
    Feel free to ask any further questions
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    Hi guys, I am new to this forum.
    Basically i studied nursing at a london university and finished with a diploma in higher education in health and social care. I did not finish with a degree due to failing two modules on my final year. Unfortunately i was not allowed to resit my essays.

    My question would be, with the diploma awarded to me would I be able to apply for the BA in H&SC course into year three entry?

    As i am thinking of applying for that course nxt year.

    Thanks😊😊😊😊
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    You can try to do a one year top-up degree in Social welfare at Worcester university.
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