An A – Z of UK Careers

Depending on your interests and the time you have to gain the relevant qualifications if needed, here is a sample of some of the diverse careers available in the UK:

Accountant, Archivist, Audiologist, Biochemist, Careers Adviser (Higher Education), Civil Servant (e.g. with the Department of Health), Company Secretary, College Lecturer, Dietitian, Environmental Health Officer, Health and Safety Adviser or Inspector, Hypnotherapist, Librarian/Information Manager, Journalist, Legal Executive, Market Researcher, Optician, Orthoptist, Pharmaceutical Physician, Proofreader, Research Scientist, Tax Inspector, Teacher.

See for information on graduate entry careers in the UK.

You may also have special skills or abilities which open up other career paths (e.g. interpreting or translating if you are bi lingual – or some field of the creative or performing arts if you have high level practitioner skills).

Some medically related careers:


Career Entry Requirements
Audiologist A good science degree, then a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Audiology.
Chiropodist/Podiatrist A degree in Podiatry (although a medical degree may secure exemption from some exams).
Dietitian Postgraduate qualification in dietetics (usually 2 years).
Environmental Health Officer Postgraduate course in environmental health.
Psychologist BPS approved conversion course, then a postgraduate qualification in the relevant area of psychology.
Medical researcher Masters degree for Research Assistant; PhD for Research Associate.
Medical School lecture Consultancy post in a hospital or Senior Lectureship in academic General Practice.
Occupational Therapy Accelerated two year full time courses for graduate entrants without a degree in occupational therapy.