A career for you in health

There are more than 350 different careers in the NHS. We’ve highlighted nearly 70 of them in this booklet.

Every career in the health service is about improving patient care, no matter what job you choose. Some jobs require academic qualifications, but for others, we’re looking for teamwork skills, enthusiasm, and keenness to learn.

How to use this booklet

This booklet provides information about all the NHSScotland job families. We have organised all the jobs in this booklet into 13 categories. The categories listed on pages 4 and 5 are colour-coded, so they are easy to find. Each job profile is also colour-coded, according to the category it belongs to.

All job profiles have the following information:

  • a job description
  • the minimum qualifications you need to apply
    for the job
  • the top skills you need for the job

Further information about careers in health

We hope this guide gives you an awareness of the many different jobs available in NHSScotland. You’ll find more information about different jobs, such as entry requirements, training, and development on our job profile pages.

Our website also includes real-life stories and videos. They feature NHSScotland staff talking about their jobs and the routes they took to get to where they are now.

All job role information in this booklet is correct at the time of publishing.

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