Careers in the social care sector

5 January 2021


Social care might not be a sector you’d thought of for your career but it offers lots of different opportunities. Social care offers long-term employment prospects, with the opportunity for promotion and progression as well as job security.

Adult social care is one of the few sectors where jobs are increasing, offering significant numbers of long-term career opportunities in the current job market. There’s an estimated 1.49 million people working in social care, and by 2035 the social care sector will need to fill around 580,000 more jobs.

If you like working with people, social care offers a worthwhile job that can turn into a rewarding, long-term career.

The Skills for Care website has lots of useful information about the different types of roles – including direct care roles, management, support roles and professional roles – and the qualifications you might need.

>>Starting a career in social care

>>Job roles in social care

>>Hear from people working in social care

With thanks to Skills for Care for permission to link to their content.

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