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Nursing and Allied Health

Being a doctor isn’t the only option if you want a career in healthcare. You can also consider Dentistry, Nursing and other Allied Health professions.

This page provides the headline information on Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health professions, before offering a step-by-step guide on what you need to do. Don’t forget to use all the subpages to make the most of the section.

What Are Allied Health Professions?

Allied health professions are distinct from medicine, dentistry and nursing. There are various roles that come under the banner of allied health professions.

You could be a radiographer, a dietician, a speech and language therapist, a paramedic, or a physiotherapist, to name only a handful.

The NHS has an allied health professions portal with information about every profession, including entry requirements and details of financial support available.

What Are The Most Popular Alternatives To Medicine?

In this section, you will find advice about studying for the following popular alternatives to becoming a doctor while still working in the healthcare sector:

What You Need To Do

  1. Understand that doctors aren’t the only healthcare professionals. There are other options.
  1. Check the Medicine entry requirements. Use our Medical Schools Comparison Tool to check entry requirements. If you don’t meet these, you might want to consider alternatives.
  1. Learn about some popular career paths in healthcare. Read more on the four popular options on The Medic Portal.
  1. Continue to explore. Use the NHS’s portal to find out about the numerous Allied Healthcare options that exist.

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