More Career Paths into Civilian Medicine & Healthcare


Whether you’re already medically qualified or had your appetite whetted by training or experience while in uniform, civilian healthcare and medicine offer excellent career prospects.

Adapted from Civvy Street Magazine, September & October 2013

No return to civilian life and career is that simple, but it’s fair to say that, if you’re looking to enter the civilian medical profession after discharge, your chances of success are good; you come with the kind of managerial training and cross-specialism experience that marks you out from your civilian peers.

Even if your time in uniform hasn’t been within any of the Army, Royal Navy or RAF medical services, the path ahead is reasonably clear; your core Military skills align very well with the values and standards of the medical professions.

Plus, you know more than you think; regardless of your previous specialism, you’ll have more basic medical training than most civilians; you’ll have been taught about health protection, infection control and environmental health — plus, of course, some level of battlefield First Aid, even if it’s just self-care.

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