MEDICINE, HEALTH CARE & VETERINARY

Acupuncturist

An acupuncturist is a complementary health practitioner who takes a holistic approach to the maintenance of health and the management of disease, with a focus on improving overall well-being.

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Animal Behaviourist

Animal behaviourists or ethologists are concerned with understanding the causes, functions, development and evolution of animal behaviour.

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Aromatherapist

Aromatherapists use essential oils to help improve their clients’ emotional well-being and relieve symptoms of ill health.

Audiologist

Audiologists specialise in communication science and disorders. Typically, these professionals work with patients who have problems with hearing, balance or other ear-related problems.

Beautician

Beauticians are responsible for enhancing their clients’ appearances by offering them face and body beauty treatments, such as waxing, manicure, pedicure, eyelash and brow tinting, massage and make-up application, and advising them on beauty care.

Chiropractor

Chiropractors diagnose, treat and prevent mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and look at the effect of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical psychologists help people make positive changes to their thinking and behaviour. They aim to understand their clients’ thoughts and actions so they can work with them to manage or overcome their psychological distress and improve their well-being.

Dental Assistant

Dental assistants prepare patients for oral examination and assist other dental workers, such as dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists, in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth and gums.

Doctor (GP)

Doctors, or GPs (general practitioners), provide primary and continuing medical care for patients. They diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, and prescribe medications and treatment to promote or restore good health, taking account of physical, emotional and social factors.

Firefighter

Firefighters respond to emergency situations and primarily protect people, the environment and property from all types of accidents and emergencies. They control and extinguish fires, working together as members of fire brigades.

Game Ranger

A game ranger, also known as a game warden or conservation officer, is a member of law enforcement. This person is charged with protecting wildlife in a specified area to ensure that population levels of certain types of wildlife are kept at biologically successful levels.

Horse Trainer

Horse trainers, also called equine trainers, work with horses to prepare them for riders, races, trail work and horse shows.

Lecturer

Lecturers teach and carry out research in universities and higher education establishments. They teach academic and vocational subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level to students over the age of 18.

Marine Microbiologist

Marine microbiologists study marine life forms that cannot be seen with the naked eye, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and microscopic algae.

Medical Representative

Medical representatives (or ‘reps’) are the key point of contact between pharmaceutical and medical companies and health care professionals, promoting product awareness, answering queries, providing advice and introducing new products.

Nurse (Registered)

Registered nurses assess, plan, provide and evaluate preventative, curative and rehabilitative care for patients, clients and residents in a wide variety of settings.

Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist (OT) is a health professional who is responsible for helping patients develop, recover and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.

Optical Dispenser

An optical dispenser, or dispensing optician, works as part of an eye care team alongside optometrists or ophthalmologists (who issue the optical prescription) and optical mechanics (who make the visual aid or optical appliance).

Optometrist

Optometrists are primary health care specialists trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular diseases or abnormality and problems with general health.

Oral Hygienist

Oral hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, providing people with advice and information on good oral health.

Paediatric Dietitian

A paediatric dietitian specialises in creating and evaluating nutrition programmes and policies for children from infancy up through 18 years of age.

Paramedic

Paramedics provide pre-hospital emergency care, treatment and specialised transport for patients with medical emergencies. They also deal with non-emergency tasks such as hospital admissions, discharges and transfers.

Personal Trainer

A personal trainer is a fitness professional who helps clients achieve increased fitness and health. Personal trainers can assist clients in reaching a number of physical fitness goals, ranging from weight loss to cardiovascular strength to muscle gain.

Pilates Instructor

Pilates instructors help clients to change and improve their body strength and posture. They do this by teaching stretching and conditioning exercises, involving regimented, repetitive body movement and breathwork to promote core strength, flexibility, and physical and mental balance.

Podiatrist

A podiatrist is a type of physician who specialises in diagnosing, treating and preventing foot, ankle and lower leg problems.

Project Manager

Project managers are responsible for coordinating, implementing and completing new projects for organisations, usually setting up or improving an aspect of business. They manage the strategic, financial, operational and technological aspects of projects.

Social Worker

Social workers form relationships with people and assist them to live more successfully by helping them find solutions to their personal, family and community problems.

SPCA Inspector

An SPCA inspector’s primary role is to respond to complaints about the ill-treatment or neglect of a range of animals in the community.

Veterinary Assistant

A veterinary assistant is a vital member of any veterinary team providing health care to animals in laboratories, animal hospitals and clinics.

Zoologist

Zoologists are biologists who study the structures, characteristics, functions, ecology and environments of living or extinct animals.