Health, Care & Wellbeing
If you’re looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding, health and social care has plenty to choose from. It’s the second biggest industry in Greater Manchester employing over 177,000 people in a wide variety of roles, so you’re sure to find a job that suits your passions, interests and skills.
As well as earning an average salary of around £30,000 per year, you’ll also get to help people every single day – doing what exactly is entirely up to you! Nurses and care workers are always in constant demand, or you could focus on social work careers, such as becoming a youth worker, occupational therapist or social services manager.
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Social services managers and directors||5,121||5,191||£49,169|
|Health care practice managers||2,546||2,643||£35,394|
|Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)||1,889||1,979||£27,545|
|Youth and community workers||7,485||7,642||£26,862|
|Welfare and housing associate professionals||14,969||15,409||£24,059|
|Senior care workers||9,407||9,743||£19,356|
|Care workers and home carers||100,599||104,934||£15,507|
Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20
There are predicted to be 10,280 new jobs with an estimated 14,614 annual openings.
The current average wage for health & social care related occupations is £29,031 per year.