Section 6: How can I choose between social care and health?

Still not sure? Find out more.

Find out more about the job and career opportunities in both social care and health care settings.

Just because you start in one sector doesn’t mean you can’t move later in your career to the other sector. Increasingly the sectors are coming together with roles working more closely alongside each other.

The government wants people to be supported to stay well, healthy and independent as long as possible and keep them out of hospital. This means that jobs in social care or community based health roles are growing the fastest.

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Section 7