Nursing and midwifery

We’ve linked to key resources about graduate careers in nursing and midwifery

Use this page as a starting point for finding out about working in this sector.  


These sector guides, produced by leading careers information providers, include overviews of the sector and more detail on specific areas, such as nursing apprenticeships and midwifery courses. They contain suggestions of employers and, where relevant, further study. 

Healthcare  (Prospects) 

Healthcare (TargetJobs) 

Below, we list profiles of some roles specific to this sector. There are also other roles which are common to this and many other sectors. Examples are health visitors and health improvement practitioners 

Each of the profiles we list includes information about: 

  • Typical responsibilities in the role 

  • Average starting salary range for new entrants 

  • Entry requirements 

  • Career progression 

  • Professional bodies 

  • Typical employers 

  • Where to look for vacancies 

Adult nurse

Children's nurse

Learning disability nurse

Mental health nurse


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