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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 courses available in our careers guide and see the National School of Occupational Health website here.

The recording of the 2023 Careers event for doctors is here; the 2023 Careers event for nurses is here. Presentation slides from previous events are here and here and you can 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, workplace visits, support groups for AHPs, nurses (see a recent recording here), CESR and DOcc Med 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. If you are a nurse, sign up to our OH Nurse Connect bulletin or a GP with an interest in OH, sign up to our OH GP Connect bulletin.

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.

Functional 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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