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    Dietitian

    Do you love healthy stuff more than pigging out on crisps? Are you passionate about cutting out the fizzy drinks and coming up with things to eat that are better for you? You could be a dietitian.

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    Dental Nurse

    Welcome patients, put them at ease, answer their questions, prepare instruments for surgery – and transform people’s smiles! That’s all in a day’s work for a dental nurse.

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    Dental Hygienist

    Keep people’s smiles bright, shiny and polished! Dental hygienists work alongside dentists and dental nurses, keeping their patients’ teeth and gums healthy and clean.

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    Dentist

    Help give people a gleaming Hollywood smile! Dentists create fillings in people’s teeth when they get holes, remove teeth that can’t be saved, fit false teeth and give people advice on how to look after their teeth better.

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    Occupational Psychologist

    Occupational psychologists use their expert knowledge to help improve their employees’ performance and increase their levels of job satisfaction.

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    Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

    If you have great attention to detail, good at adapting to lots of different environments, are an excellent communicator and a stickler for rules and regulations, a health and safety career could be a great direction for you.

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    Social Worker

    Do you like working with people and supporting them to make their lives better? Social workers are people who make a positive difference to the community.

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    Music Therapist

    Love music? Imagine using that passion to help someone overcome a traumatic experience, or live a healthier life. That’s what music therapists do every day.

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    Midwife

    Bring precious new babies into the world! Midwifes help deliver babies – they get to hear that first cry as the baby comes into the world for the first time and takes its first breath of air.

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    Optician

    Are you passionate about helping people with their eyesight? Do you enjoy using your skills to create something useful? Then you'd make a great optician!

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    Optometrist

    Fascinated by vision and how eyes work? Optometrists don’t just sell glasses and contact lenses – they’re trained and licensed to examine patients’ eyes, spotting and correcting vision problems and diagnosing eye disorders and disease.

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    Pharmacy Assistant

    Being a pharmacy assistant means working with the community in a medical environment. If you care about medicine and people it could be the perfect job.

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    Pharmacist

    Would you like to help poorly people feel better? A pharmacist is the person who gives out medicines when people are ill – it might be a remedy for a cold or a course of antibiotics to help with an infection.

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    Clinical Psychologist

    Are you caring and understanding? Do you enjoy helping people? If you answered yes, you could make a brilliant clinical psychologist.

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    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Clinical research coordinator is in charge of the long process of trials and tests which any new drug or medical treatment must undergo before it is declared safe.

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    Anaesthetist

    Could you help get someone through a life-saving operation? Anaesthetists are specialist doctors who help manage people’s pain levels.

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    Healthcare Assistant

    Do you enjoy helping and looking after people? A healthcare assistant does just that – they offer care to people and help them do the things that they find difficult to do themselves.

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    Cardiographer

    A cardiographer uses the latest technology to help people with heart problems.

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    Physician Assistant

    When seeing and treating patients, not all tasks can be done by doctors. That’s where enthusiastic but less trained physician assistants come in!

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    Emergency Care Assistant

    As an emergency care assistant, you’ll be communicating with patients and relatives during stressful situations. You’ll need to keep your emotions in check during challenging circumstances!

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    Emergency Medical Dispatcher

    Could you give first aid advice over the phone to save someone’s life – or direct a speeding ambulance through rush-hour traffic? Emergency medical dispatchers are the people you will speak to if you ever need to dial 999.

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    Occupational Therapist

    Can you imagine helping somebody walk for the first time after a car accident? Occupational therapists help people live their daily lives and recover from physical and mental health problems.

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    Porter

    A porter’s role is varied and revolves around the support of hospital patients. As a porter, you’ll be the backbone of the hospital, ensuring that things run smoothly.

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    Prosthetist

    A prosthetist provides care to people who need an artificial limb or other devices to help support their body. They help people with mobility issues, mainly...

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    Chiropodist

    Imagine helping an Olympian with a painful foot injury just before a 400–metres final. Chiropodists, or podiatrists as they're also known, diagnose and treat different problems on the foot and lower leg.

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    Sexual Health Adviser

    If you have a strong interest in healthcare and are an empathetic person, then being a sexual health adviser might suit you. You will use your knowledge of sexual health issues to help others.

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    Mental Health Counsellor

    A mental health counsellor is a specific type of therapist who helps people overcome mental and emotional disorders as well as problems with their family.

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We're the information service about careers in the NHS in England.

The NHS offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. There are more than 350 different careers on offer, so there's a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications!

Take a look at the NHS Careers World to find out more about the NHS careers available to you. There's lots of information about the different roles - what they involve, whether they'd be right for you, how much you can earn, plus all the information about the training you need. There are also videos of people already in the roles.

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