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Rehabilitation Specialist

Rehabilitation Specialist

“If you enjoy caring for people and want to help with patient recovery this could be the career for you.”

Rehabilitation Specialist

Helping patients recover from accidents, injuries or illness can be a very rewarding career. Patient recovery specialists can help rehabilitate people with movement issues, day to day activities and back into employment.

Physical recovery and rehabilitation is one area of work, helping patients with mental recovery is also a growing part of the healthcare sector.

A background in health and social care can help you enter this line of work, along with a degree in a particular vocation to become a specialist.

You can become a specialist in a range of fields including hearing, movement, limb-loss, spinal injuries, accident recovery and drug and alcohol addiction amongst others.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • human biology
  • health and social care knowledge
  • massage techniques including sports injury therapy
  • spoken and written communication skills

Your future

  • almost 95% of care occupations will require qualifications at level 2 or above by 2020.
  • 44,000 people are expected to be employed in health and social work across the south west by 2020
  • 52,000 new jobs will be created nationally in the health and social work sector by 2020 - a 1% increase on 2010 job totals. 4,000,000 in total
  • 100% of Health and Social Care students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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