Health and wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing graduates can be found in a wide range of professions.
The national annual report 'what do graduates do?' gives you an overview of typical graduate career paths.
Graduates from Health and Wellbeing may be united by a particular interest in health and social care and often there are certain jobs that might appeal, such being a social worker, a health promotion specialist, or a counsellor. However there are lots of other possibilities as about 60% of graduate jobs are open to graduates from any discipline, so graduates can also be found in other contexts such as business and management There is a database of graduate jobs on the prospects website where you can look up different kinds of jobs and find out about entry requirements, pay scales, training and where to find work.
Also on the prospects site is a range of information sheets for different subject areas outlining potential career options related to those subject areas. The following information sheets may be particularly interesting to graduates from health and wellbeing:
The Sector Skills councils provide information relevant to particular career areas, and particularly useful sector skills council websites might be:
In addition, in Scotland, the following websites are very useful for students considering Social Work or Teaching careers:
- Scottish Social Services Council - gives details of careers in social services, and details of Social Work training courses.
- Teach in Scotland - gives details of how to train to be a teacher in a primary or secondary school in Scotland.