Acoustician, acoustics engineer
Acoustics consultants help manage and control noise and vibrations in homes, workplaces and other environments.
Acupuncturists insert needles into pressure points on clients' bodies to help with stress and improve their wellbeing.
Ambulance care assistant
Patient transport service driver, ambulance staff
Ambulance care assistants take patients to and from hospital for appointments.
Anaesthetists are doctors who give anaesthetics to patients before, during and after surgery.
Anatomical pathology technician
APT, mortuary technician, anatomical pathology technologist
Anatomical pathology technicians (APTs) help pathologists exam a body to work out the cause of death.
Art therapists help people express difficult thoughts and feelings through creative activities.
Audiologists work with children and adults who suffer from hearing loss, tinnitus, or have problems with balance.
Biomedical scientists test patient samples and help doctors and healthcare professionals diagnose, prevent and treat disease.
Care home advocate
Care home advocates make sure the views and wishes of residents in care homes are heard.
Care assistant, support worker, nursing home assistant
Care workers help vulnerable people manage their daily activities and live as independently as possible.
Children's nurses provide care for children and young people with health problems.
Chiropractors manipulate joints, bones and soft tissue to help clients control pain or prevent injuries from re-occurring.
Biomedical engineer, bio-engineer
Clinical engineers apply engineering principles to the research, design and development of healthcare products and equipment.
Clinical psychologists help people manage mental health issues, phobias and addiction.
Clinical scientists research and develop techniques and equipment to help prevent, diagnose and treat illness.
Cognitive behavioural therapist
CBT, talking therapist, behavioural therapist
Cognitive behavioural therapists help patients change negative patterns of thinking or behaviour with talking therapy.
Community matrons provide care and support to people with long-term or complicated health conditions.
Counsellors help people discuss their problems and feelings in a confidential setting.
Critical care technologist
Critical care scientist
Critical care technologists monitor life support and other equipment used with critically ill patients.
Dance movement psychotherapist
Dance movement psychotherapists use dance and movement to help people deal with emotional, psychological and physical issues.
Oral health practitioner
Dental hygienists give advice and treat tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental nurses support dentists in all areas of dental care.
Dental technicians make and repair dental appliances used to improve patients' appearance, speech or ability to eat.
Dental therapists carry out routine treatments prescribed by a dentist.
Dental surgeon, dental practitioner
Dentists promote good oral hygiene, diagnose and treat teeth and mouth problems and help prevent dental disease
Dietitians diagnose and treat people with nutrition problems and help people make healthy lifestyle and dietary decisions.
Dispensing opticians give advice on vision care, and supply glasses and contact lenses to suit their customers needs.
District nurses care for people outside of hospital in patients' homes, GP surgeries and residential care homes.
Dramatherapists use group work, role play and movement to help people with their feelings and emotions.
Emergency care assistant
Emergency care assistants support paramedics and drive ambulances under emergency conditions.
Emergency medical dispatcher
Emergency call handler, ambulance dispatcher
Emergency medical dispatchers handle calls from the public and GPs requesting an ambulance.
Geneticists study genes to work out how cells and organisms behave.
General practitioner, doctor
General practitioners (GPs) are doctors who provide medical services to people in their local community.
Health play specialist
Hospital play specialist
Health play specialists understand child development and use therapeutic play activities to help children cope when in hospital.
Health promotion specialist
Health improvement specialist
Health promotion specialists educate and inform people about health issues.
Health service manager
Hospital manager, NHS hospital manager
Health service managers run local healthcare services like hospitals, GP practices and community health services.
Health trainers promote healthy living and help people make healthier lifestyle choices.
Health visitors work with families with a child aged 0 to 5 to identify health needs, promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness.
Support worker, nursing assistant, nursing auxiliary
Healthcare assistants look after patients in hospitals or sometimes at a patient's home.
Healthcare science assistant
Assistant technical officer
Healthcare science assistants support healthcare professionals.
Homeopaths believe that you can use homeopathic remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself.
A hospital doctor diagnoses and treats illness and disease in patients admitted to hospital.
Hospital porters move patients, equipment and medical supplies around a hospital.
Hypnotherapists use hypnosis to help people make positive changes to their health, lifestyle and behaviour.
Learning disability nurse
Learning disability nurses take care of the social, psychological and physical health needs of people with a learning disability.
Maternity support worker
Maternity support workers help midwives care for women and their babies before, during and after childbirth.
Herbal medicine practitioner
Medical herbalists use plants and herbal remedies to help improve their clients' health and wellbeing.
Clinical photographer, medical videographer, medical graphic designer, medical artist
Medical illustrators produce photographs, videos and graphical images for use in healthcare.
Clinical scientist, healthcare scientist
Medical physicists are specialists in healthcare science, also known as clinical science.
Mental health nurse
Mental health nurses work in hospitals and the community, to support people with mental health issues.
Microbiologists study small organisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae.
Midwives support pregnant women and their babies before, during and after, childbirth.
Music therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional well-being, relieve stress and build confidence.
Naturopaths believe in improving their clients' health through natural therapies and education about lifestyle, diet and exercise.
Nurses care for adults who are sick, injured or have physical disabilities.
Nursing associates care for sick people of all ages in hospital and in the community, working closely with registered nurses.
Nutritional therapists help people by giving advice on diet and nutrition.
Nutritionists teach patients and clients about the effects of food on their health, motivating them to make positive changes to their diet.
Occupational health nurse
Occupational health nurses care for the health and wellbeing of people at work.
Occupational therapists help people who have difficulties caused by physical or mental illness, disability, accidents or ageing.
Occupational therapy support worker
OT assistant, OT technician, rehabilitation assistant, technical instructor
Occupational therapy support workers work with occupational therapists to help sick, injured or old people to be as independent as possible.
Operating department practitioner
Operating department practitioners (ODPs) provide skilled care and support to patients at all stages of an operation.
Optometrists test vision, identify eye health problems, prescribe glasses and fit contact lenses.
Orthoptists work with a team of specialists to diagnose and treat eye problems.
Osteopaths massage, move and stretch clients' muscles and joints to improve wellbeing or help with a health issue.
Paediatricians diagnose and treat health conditions that affect babies, children and young people.
Palliative care assistant
Specialist healthcare assistant
Palliative care assistants provide specialist end of life care and support to patients and their families.
Paramedics respond to emergency call-outs and give people life-saving medical help.
Pathologists work in hospitals and laboratories on different areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Patient advice and liaison service officer
Patient advice and liaison service (PALS) officers give support, advice and information about NHS services.
Patient transport service controller
Patient transport service call handler
Patient transport service controllers arrange transport to take frail or vulnerable people to and from medical appointments.
Dispensing chemist, community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist
Pharmacists give advice on the use and supply of medicines and medical appliances.
Pharmacologists study the effects of drugs and other chemical substances on cells, animals, humans and the environment.
Chemist’s assistant, dispensing assistant
Pharmacy assistants serve customers and patients in chemists and hospital dispensaries.
Pharmacy technicians prepare and supply medicines for prescriptions, under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Phlebotomists collect blood samples from patients, and send them off for analysis and testing.
Physician associates support doctors to diagnose and manage patients in hospitals and GP surgeries.
Physicists study matter and try to work out why it behaves like it does.
Physiotherapists work with patients to improve their range of movement, and promote health and wellbeing.
Physiotherapy support worker
Physiotherapy assistants help physiotherapists work with patients to restore or improve movement.
Pilates teachers help clients change and improve their body strength and posture through breathing, stretching and conditioning exercises.
Reconstructive surgeon, cosmetic surgeon
Plastic surgeons perform operations to restore someone's movement or appearance either for personal reasons or following an illness or injury.
Podiatrists diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems to improve people's mobility and quality of life.
Chiropody assistant, footcare assistant
Podiatry assistants provide foot treatments and nail care under the supervision of a podiatrist.
Practice nurses work in GP surgeries to assess, screen, treat and educate patients, and help doctors give medical care.
Prosthetist and orthotist
Prosthetists and orthotists use the latest technology to create devices that help patients move without pain.
Psychiatrists are doctors who diagnose and treat patients with mental health problems.
Psychological wellbeing practitioner
Primary care graduate mental health worker
Psychological wellbeing practitioners treat and support people with mental health problems.
Psychologists apply the scientific study of the mind and behaviour to solving real life problems.
Child psychotherapist, child and adolescent psychotherapist, family psychotherapist
Psychotherapists use talking techniques and therapies to help people who are distressed, or have mental health problems.
Medical radiographer, diagnostic radiographer, therapeutic radiographer
Radiographers use equipment to diagnose or treat patients who are ill or injured.
Imaging support worker
Radiography assistants help radiographers with their day-to-day duties.
Reiki practitioners use their hands to help people relax and improve their wellbeing.
Specialist community public health nurse
School nurses work with schools and families to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Sonographers use ultrasound equipment to screen and diagnose medical conditions.
Speech and language therapist
Speech and language therapists help people with speaking and communication problems and those with eating and swallowing difficulties.
Speech and language therapy assistant
Speech and language therapy support worker
Speech and language therapy assistants help support people who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking or swallowing.
Sports development officer
Sports development officers organise projects and training to encourage people to take part in sport and have a healthier lifestyle.
Sports physiotherapists diagnose and treat sports injuries.
Sterile services technician
Sterile services technicians clean and decontaminate equipment used in hospital operating theatres, clinics and wards.
Surgeons carry out operations and medical procedures on patients.
Yoga therapists use yoga to help people with physical issues, emotional issues or specific health problems.