I want to work in ... Medical Support Specialisms

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the healthcare sector (Prospects)

Typical job profiles

Diagnostic radiographer (Prospects)

Dietitian (Prospects)

Occupational therapist (Prospects)


Speech and language therapist (Prospects)

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland Careers Allied health professionals vacancies and careers information

NHS Scotland Careers Dietitian

NHS Scotland Careers Podiatrist

NHS Scotland Careers Speech and language therapist

NHS Scotland Careers Therapeutic radiographer


NHS Health Careers Allied Health Professionals 

NHS Health Careers Find your health career

NHS Health Careers Health Careers 

NHS Health Careers Speciality training in public health

NHS Business Services Authority NHS student bursaries (for courses in England)



British Dietetic Association About Dietetics

Royal College of Occupational Therapists How do I become an occupational therapist? 

Society of Radiographers Working as a radiographer in the UK 

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists How to become a speech and language therapist


NHS Recruitment

NHS Scotland Recruitment Portal Jobs

NHS Jobs     Please note:   A new NHS jobs service is currently being rolled out and the current site will cease to exist in October 2022.   During the transition period, some vacancies on the current site may direct you to the new NHS jobs website to apply.   Find out more.


Job sites and specialist recruiters



Professional bodies

Association of UK Dietitians (BDA)

Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Society of Radiographers (SoR)

Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (IOCP)


See also our pages on  PsychologyPhysical therapies and Biomedical engineering


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.