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    Looking to work in healthcare for at-least a year before applying to Liverpool's foundation year. However, i'm currently not well enough for physical side of hca work.

    Alternatives i've looked at are phlebotomy, occupational therapy assistant, pharmacy assistant, medical secretary, nhs admin. My worry is that i will be up against healthcare professionals with substantial hands on experience; how important is the specific role, would i be disadvantaged in any of the above roles vs hca work?
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    (Original post by vivavangveing)
    Looking to work in healthcare for at-least a year before applying to Liverpool's foundation year. However, i'm currently not well enough for physical side of hca work.

    Alternatives i've looked at are phlebotomy, occupational therapy assistant, pharmacy assistant, medical secretary, nhs admin. My worry is that i will be up against healthcare professionals with substantial hands on experience; how important is the specific role, would i be disadvantaged in any of the above roles vs hca work?
    I'm sure that any of those will be okay- what's most important is what you take from the role e.g. insight into the career, patient contact, etc.

    You definitely wouldn't be disadvantaged as long as you still learn from the job. Also, even if you don't really learn much from it, it might give you opportunities for work exp which you definitely can learn from
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