If you’re a caring person and you’re interested in health and well-being then a career in medicine or nursing could be for you. You’ll often be based in a clinic, GPs surgery or hospital setting – though some roles are remotely based. You’ll need to be a people person with good communication skills for jobs in this sector.
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