Why study health?

There are brilliant, rewarding careers across the health professions. You might end up working in a hospital, caring for elderly people in their own homes, supporting prisoners’ health, carrying out research into end of life care, or working in health policy.

Many health professionals work in the NHS but many work in other settings: the list is almost endless! Whatever role you take and wherever you work, you will be making a difference to people’s lives.

Because the UK population’s health needs are changing and demands for health and social care are rising, health professionals are in increasing demand. This means that graduate employment from most university health professional courses is really high – some hit 100%. You can find the data for each course at Unistats, the official hub for higher education information.

Find out more about careers in nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions:

Find out more about research careers for nurses, midwives and AHPs: