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Health and Welfare

Nurse students traine to resuscitate with a doll. Phpoto: Olloi HäkämiesWith a qualification (either basic, vocational or special vocational qualification) in the field of Health and Welfare you will attain competence needed in industries such as Health and Welfare, Pharmaceutical and Dental Technology. In such industries, you can take care of customers and patients, improve their health, well-being and ability to live independently, and prevent social and health hazards and improve their safety.

Where to work and what to do? 

People with a qualification in the field of health and welfare services most often work in public institutes or private enterprise providing social, health and rehabilitation services. In addition, you can find employment in companies providing services in the field of pharmaceutics and dental technology. Work environments in the field include:

  • health centres
  • hospital
  • rehabilitation units
  • medical centres and oral health care units.

The work is customer-oriented and variable, and it offers plenty of opportunities to move from one task to another in the field. The possibilities of progressing to further studies and enterprising activities in the field are excellent.

The employment outlook in the field is extremely good, and skilled labour is in demand. The demand for labour may vary from one area and profession to another.

Depending on the task and job, the work may be daytime or shift work.

Requirements in the field: Working in this field you will need good interaction, cooperation, and customer service skills, flexibility, and organizational abilities. Professionals in this field observe vocational ethics, the knowledge base of the field, and regulations in their work. They give due consideration to safety and have a responsible attitude toward their work. The field requires an understanding of human nature, good language skills, and knowledge of other cultures.

There are some health requirements set by the legislation in the field.

Admission: You can apply to basic vocational education either in the spring joint application or in the flexible admission throughout the year. You can apply to all vocational qualifications via the flexible admission.