Public Sector Industry: Jobs Explained
- Dentist - A dentist is a health care professional who is licensed to practice prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases,
accidental injuries, and malformation of the teeth, mouth and jaw. They treat a wide range of patients form young children to the elderly..
- GP - A General Practitioner is a family physician who provides primary care. They tend to treat acute and chronic illnesses,
provide preventive care and health education for people of ages. They may refer patients to hospital for further assessment and or treatment..
- Midwife - A Midwife provides care and support for women during the entirety of their pregnancy, and also for the post natal
period. They care for newborns, provide health education and parenting support. They are responsible for newborns for the first month.
- Career Advisor - A Careers Advisor is someone that provides information, advice and guidance for people seeking a job.
For the most part hey work with young people- either graduates or school leavers, and their task is to ensure that they achieve their full potential in their career.
- Teacher (primary school) - Primary school teachers organise lessons and work in accordance with curriculum objectives. They assess and
record the work of their pupils, and develop their knowledge in a variety of subjects.
- University Lecturer - University Lecturers teach and carry out research in universities. They teach academic subjects to students, mainly
in the form of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
- Firefighter - A Firefighter makes sure that an area is safe by minimising the risks of fires and other hazards. A huge part of
their job is to rescue people form all kinds of accidents, not just those involving fire. Another key role that they have is to promote public safety,
and make sure that all public and commercial places are in line with the fire safety regulations.
- Paramedic - A Paramedic works in ambulance services, and deals with accidents and emergencies on the scene. They must assess
the patient and initiate any specialist pre-hospital medical treatment and care.
- Police Officer - A key role of a Police Officer is to work directly with the public to reduce crime. The do this through
tackling antisocial behaviour, dealing with robbery and theft, and street- crime. An increasingly important task that Police Officers are currently focusing on is combating terrorism.
- Counsellor - The role of a counsellor is to work with people individually, face to face, and attempt to help them resolve emotional difficulties that they are experiencing.
They also try to create a calming safe environment in which they can advise and encourage their clients.
- Probation Officer - Probation Officers help to rehabilitate offenders. They enforces the conditions of court and carry out risk assessments in an attempt to protect the public.
- Social Worker - Social workers often work with troubled people who made be socially excluded. This includes people such as drug abusers, non-school goers and people with mental
health issues . Their aim is to provide support and advice. Their roles sometimes include offering information and support to council users. Carrying out interviews to assess their situations,
and at times they have to intervene and make a decision about the best course of action that should be taken.