What Work Cambridgeshire & Rutland 2016 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE A job in the health and social care sector can be extremely rewarding and despite some recent job losses in the public sector, there are many skill shortages. Many roles focus on care, others are based in labs but there are also support roles in admin, security and maintenance which are essential to the day-to-day running of the service. Some services come under the private sector as well as the public with the voluntary sector also playing a large role. What is happening? Skills & qualities • Health and social care is one of the largest employment sectors in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Rutland and the largest in the UK. • The number of people working in private health rather than the NHS is growing1. • The future? New technologies will have a huge impact on healthcare including patient monitoring, diagnostics, robotics and bioscience. These are creating new job areas, for example in telehealth. Useful subjects • Nurses are constantly in demand and there are also skill shortages for midwives, care assistants, social workers, orthoptists, bioscientists and radiographers. • Demand for people with Level 3 qualifications and above. • Adult social care workforce must grow by 80% by 20252. What could you earn?* • Cambridgeshire is a hotspot for bioscience: Astra Zeneca is building the largest centre for cancer research in the world at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus; Granta Park is also home to a number of leading companies in medical science research and development (R&D); Babraham Campus is one of seven Research Councils developing the skills of scientists and doctors. Pharmacist £41,500 Midwife £35,700 Dental nurse £17,500 Social worker £32,300 Care home assistant £15,800 Residential home manager £30,500 Doctor £71,100 Medical secretary £21,400 Local employers • NHS including hospitals such as Addenbrooke’s and many health centres • Cambridgeshire County Council, Rutland County Council and Peterborough City Council • Rutland Care Village 6 • Bupa • Various care homes On the web www.nmas.ac.uk www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk www.nhscareers.nhs.uk www.skillsforcare.org.uk www.skillsforcareanddevelopment.org.uk 1 Skills for Care 2 Skills for Care * Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014. Average full-time (median) salary rounded to nearest £100. Doesn’t include self employed.