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Why you’ll love a career in healthcare

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Published: 6 January 2022

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At the University of Sunderland in London, healthcare is one of our most popular course areas.  

It’s easy to see why. With a focus on management in a sector that has become more important than ever, there are plenty of job opportunities across the industry.  

But what is it about working in the health and social care sector which has attracted so many people?    

Lots of options   

Did you know that the NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world? Not England, not even the UK. The whole world.   

It employs 1.7 million people, and that’s without taking into consideration all the private health care workers involved at some point in the service.  

Plus, the UK population is expected to grow to almost 10 million people in the next 25 years, so demand will be even higher.  

With our courses, you will be trained to work in healthcare management, which means you’re positioning yourself to take a leading role in arguably the most important sector in the UK.  

Helping people  

Of course, healthcare is a person-centred industry. Wherever you find yourself, your work will be focused on improving the lives of real people.  

If you add the fact that management roles are better paid and impact a wider number, it’s easy to see the attraction.  

You could find yourself helping people with long-term conditions, looking after the elderly in care homes or improving someone’s mental health.   

Regardless of where you want to work, you’ll have the opportunity to do a lot of good and earn a living at the same time.   

Pay and benefits  

Whether you end up working for the NHS or going into the private sector, you can be sure of great compensation in healthcare.  

The National Health Service has one of the best pension schemes in the country, pays well for out-of-hours work and reviews your personal development yearly to progress your skills.  

Many private sector healthcare companies have things like free health screenings and life insurance as well as skills training, plus lots of management opportunities.  


No matter what you do in healthcare you can be sure of a fast-paced and engaging work life.  

It’s an industry known for its close-knit community (much like the University of Sunderland in London!) which means you’ll be sure of great job satisfaction.   

If the Health and Social Care sector sounds interesting to you, why not consider applying for one of our courses 

You can get a personal consultation for advice on what area would be best for you. Plus visit us on an Open Day and register your interest to learn more about life at the University of Sunderland in London.  

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