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How does your role make you feel? If you find that the inspiration you have for your job is waning, it is important to make a change. Most of us spend a third of our lives at work, so we need to make it count. Find out more

There’re more than 350 jobs within health and social care, covering a number of disciplines, including dentistry, medicine, midwifery, psychological therapies, and public health. We’ve focused on six essential positions that make a real difference in people’s lives – and you can read the stories behind some of the faces doing these jobs. And, as you’ll see, there’s plenty of opportunity to join them. So, what are you waiting for? Be inspired and go for it.

Health/social care assistant

Comforting, reassuring and supporting patients are at the top of the agenda.

Paramedic assistant

Responding to 999 calls, assessing patients and providing emergency treatment are vital components.

Emergency call handler

These calm-in-a-crisis people log patients’ details so that they can get the help that they need.

Physiotherapy assistant

Supporting physiotherapists to help clients recover from injuries or manage conditions that makes moving around difficult.

Advocacy worker

Helping vulnerable people feel heard and involved as possible in the decisions that impact their lives.


The backbone of any medical team, be it assessing, diagnosing and planning treatment, or looking after patients.

Special thanks to visitors and staff of the Age UK Laburnum Centre - Bognor Regis, South East Coast Ambulance Service, and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for inspiring the stories on this site.