Exploring employment areas and job profiles

Diagram highlighting attributes going into career
Figure 5.2

A list of career areas is given in Table 5.1. You can see that this list is very long – so how do you choose?

You might find it helpful in the first instance to look at the decisions taken by other carers in the following four different career areas:

  • social work
  • information technology (IT)
  • health and social care
  • nursing.

You can read and listen to their circumstances and find out more about the courses they have started, together with the other strategies they have used to gain related knowledge and experience and increase their employability.

You will then be invited to look in more detail at selected career areas outlined in Table 5.1 to explore job profiles and key skills in areas of interest to you.

Finding out about social work