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
Psychologist £37,400
Health professionals £36,700
Social workers £35,400
Health care practice managers £33,400
Midwives £33,000
Occupational therapists £31,000
Nurses £30,300
Housing officers £26,100
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

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 5,248 new jobs with an estimated 80,256 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for health & social care related occupations is £27,686 per year.

Health & Social Care

There’s arguably no greater reward in life than helping another person.

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