Occupational health professionals make a real difference to the health of workers. Research shows that good health is good for business and better workplaces have better financial results. Occupational health (OH) is a rewarding and interesting career and one that allows a good work/life balance.
The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) held its first OH Jobs and Career Day on the 24th September 2018, demonstrating its support for the next generation of OH professionals. This event provided information about careers in occupational health and medicine.
Being a member of the SOM can support your career development. As a member, you can join the SOM Occupational Health Management special interest group, attend a SOM training day or one of our Regional Group meetings or events.
You can also demonstrate leadership by putting your name forward for a SOM position in a Regional Group, or in a national group. SOM members are also available to provide peer support to other SOM members.
The occupational health world is friendly. There will be more people than you think out there who are willing to help and support you in your career.