Health & Social Care | Leeds Pathways

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Learn about careers in caring and treating people of all ages with medical conditions and disabilities in hospitals, health centres and out in the community.


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Careers

Care Services
Roles include Healthcare Assistant, Clinical Support Worker, Dental Nurse, Hospital Porter, Education Welfare Officer and Patient Transport Controller
Average Salary: £12,000 - £17,000 per annum


Child Care/ Social Services
Roles include Child-minder, Nursery worker, Play worker, Play Therapist, Social Worker and Social Work Assistant
Average Salary: £10,000 - £22,000 per annum


Medical Technology
Roles include Microbiologist, Biomedical Scientist and Optometrist
Average Salary: £21,000 - £40,000 per annum


Medical Research / Science
Roles include Research Scientist, Chemist, Clinical Scientist/Engineer, Pharmacologist, Medical Physicist
Average Salary: £23,000 - £53,000 per annum

Click to expandEssential Skills

- Good at working with a range of different people

- Committed to caring for people

- Willing to work shifts and unsociable hours

- Attentive and well -organised

- Not squeamish

- Observant

- Patient, with a good sense of humour

Click to expandLabour market information

- There are 1,380 Health and Social Care businesses in Leeds.

- Leeds employs over 24,000 people in the sector and has the largest hospital trust in Europe.

- By 2025 there will be 15% more jobs in the sector.

- Upcoming developments such as Thorpe Park East Leeds Extension, Surgical Innovations Unit and East Scholes Area, Healthcare Units and Extra care residential housing will create jobs in the sector.

- Future focus on skills for social and residential care to continually improve healthcare for the ageing population, and the manufacturing of medical equipment.

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“I've always wanted to work in the care sector, but left school with limited qualifications. When I found myself unemployed and was told about this opportunity, I decided to go for it.

I went through a Sector-Based Work Academy which gave me the opportunity to gain some work experience, which was invaluable for my interview. When offered a place on the Apprenticeship scheme, I was thrilled, and feel that my role can become a career for me.”

- Clinical Support Worker, LGI

"The main thing I look for in an applicant is a genuine belief in equality and individuality for the people that we serve. You can often find out a lot about people's values and beliefs at interview."

- Adult Social Care officer, Leeds City Council

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