Is every healthcare profession apart from Medicine saturated???Watch
What have you guys heard? It's a shame, it seems like there's no way around saturation now...
Whereas my dad is an infection control nurse (not for the NHS though) and they don't seem to have a shortage (but they don't need a big team )
I'm not sure about the others, but the courses are very popular
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BUMP, would like to get more opinions
If you look at medicine, I don't think it's fair to say that it isn't saturated either. Yes, you have a guaranteed job at the end of your course should you want it, but how many people are rejected from university in the first place for every one who gets a place to study? I think with medicine you have a false picture when it comes to finding a job because so many thousands of people don't make it onto the course in the first place, and therefore the right number of doctors are trained to match to demand for juniors.
Truth is that competition for good jobs has always been high, and the healthcare professions are no different. It took me 11 months and a lot of failed interviews from graduating to getting my first NHS post. Some on my course only took a month or two and others are still unemployed two and a half years later.
I think if you are asking this question to gauge which is the easiest profession to find work in after graduating you are probably approaching things wrong. What's the point in having a job that you aren't interested in? Take it from someone who spent 7 years in computer programming and hated every waking minute of it, you don't want to do a degree just because the prospects look good. It is a factor sure, but there are certain healthcare professions you couldn't pay me enough to do!
I think there will always be cycles with professions. With physio, there was a massive problem with jobs a while back when the government put a freeze on physiotherapy recruitment due to budgetary constraints:
The profession is only really starting to recover, and if you look at NHS jobs now, there is a fairly decent level of jobs advertised, although competition for big London hospitals remains very high.
Maybe nursing is about to go through its own crisis in that there are now too many nurses trained for the positions that are available. I don't know.
I would advise you to study what interests you and worry about the detail later.
So no I wouldn't say the jobs market is saturated if you're willing to move and work in the places where your profession is actually required.
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