Where can health courses take you? 5 top roles in the Healthcare industry for Nursing and Midwifery students

As of September 2022, there were 132,139 vacant roles in the NHS. At Calderdale College, we’re here to change that.

Starting this September, we are launching a new Access to Nursing & Midwifery course. This course will give you all the knowledge and skills required to apply for a degree in areas such as: Adult, Children, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nursing, as well as Midwifery and a range of other Health Professions.

Here are some examples of roles available in the Healthcare industry that this course could lead you to…

Nurse Anaesthetist

A Nurse Anaesthetist is responsible for administering sedatives, pain relief and anaesthesia, and monitoring patients during and after surgery. Often this role is based within acute care units such as A&E or intensive care units.

Able to remain calm under pressure? This role requires you to be resilient in stressful or high-pressure environments.


A midwife is usually the first and main contact for a woman during pregnancy, throughout labour and the early postnatal period.

Midwives are responsible for providing care and supporting women to make informed choices about their care. They carry out clinical examinations, provide health and parent education and support women and their families throughout the childbearing process to help them adjust to their parental role.

Patience and emotional maturity and strength are key qualities for this role.

Healthcare Manager

Healthcare management is needed in order to ensure that operations within healthcare establishments are maintained seamlessly.

This healthcare career is different to many others as it’s very management-focused. This job is filled with essential tasks such as handling finances, overseeing and directing departments, purchasing new resources and strategically planning the establishment’s objectives. This career path is perfect for those who are business and management orientated but wish to make a difference in the healthcare industry.

Medical Technician

The role of a Medical Technician is to assist doctors and lab technicians in preparing, collecting and analysing lab samples, and sometimes helping to diagnose patient issues.

However, what you do on a day-to-day basis as a medical technician will depend on your field of expertise, whether that’s blood work, MRI scanning, surgery or something else.

For this role, you need to have good communication skills to be able to liaise with the healthcare team and also to advise and reassure patients.


Physiotherapists examine patients and determine the causes of mobility problems. They’ll then recommend exercises and other interventions designed to address any issues. This role can also include aspects of rehabilitation for patients who may have had trauma to certain areas of their body.

This profession is mostly hands-on working with the patient. The physiotherapist works with a patient’s needs, much like a doctor, but also incorporates aspects of massage and personal training.

Ready to start your journey? Find out more about our Access to HE Nursing & Midwifery course here.

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