Health and Social Care
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)||Average Salary|
|Social services managers and directors||£42,800|
|Health care practice managers||£33,400|
|Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)||£24,400|
|Senior care workers||£20,600|
|Youth and community workers||£20,200|
|Welfare and housing associate professionals||£20,200|
|Nursing auxiliaries and assistants||£18,000|
|Care workers and home carers||£15,500|
There are predicted to be 5,248 new jobs with an estimated 80,256 annual openings.
The current average wage for health & social care related occupations is £27,686 per year.