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Careers

Occupational health (OH) is a rewarding and interesting career and one that allows a good work/life balance. Whatever your background or interests, there is a career in occupational health that's perfect for you! Take a look at our careers guide.

SOM holds an annual OH Jobs and Career Fair. The next one is on 21st September 2022 afternoon - register here. A recording of the 2021 Jobs and Career Fair is here. Presentation slides from previous events are here and here and you can a view a free webinar on careers in OH here. Being a member of the SOM supports your career development e.g. support for placements and mentoring, and workplace visits, a CESR support group for doctors and revision sessions - contact us for details. The OH world is friendly and there are more people than you think out there who are willing to help and support you. 

Career Paths In Occupational Health

Doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists, technicians, nurses, hygienists, disability assessors and physiotherapists all play important roles. Find out more by clicking on a block that reflects your professional group.

Disability Assessors
OH Nurses
Occupational Hygienists
Occupational Physicians
Occupational Physiotherapists
Occupational Psychologists
OH Technicians
Occupational Therapists

Case Studies

Click on the blocks below to read the real-life experiences of professionals working in occupational health.

This video explains why people love working in OH, day-to-day responsibilities, opportunities for training and career progression.


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