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Graduate medical and dental jobs will see you at the forefront of healthcare, providing essential services to those who need them. These are some of the most valuable and rewarding jobs that you can do - but medical and dental graduates already know that. Let TheBigChoice help you find your next step.

How much can I earn as a Dentist?
Dentists’ salaries are high once they have a few years’ experience. According to Pay Scale, the average wage for a dentist in the UK is£51,196 – but can vary between £29.900 and over £99,000 depending on the level of experience. Whilst in your year of post-graduation dental training, you will earn around £31,000. If you work at night, through the weekend or any unsocial hours you will also receive overtime pay.
What qualifications do I need to be a Dentist?
You will need to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) and complete one year of dental foundation training in a dental surgery after you have graduated. This will include lectures and demonstrations in hospitals. When you’ve completed this year you’ll be able to get a job in a dental practice as an associate or an assistant. Orthodontists and those who want to go into dental medicine will need to undergo further training in a hospital setting.
What skills do I need to be a Dentist?
As dentistryis a vocational degree, the skills you learn will be all about teaching you how to diagnose, treat and care for patients with various illnesses and ailments. However, you will also need to develop personal and professional skills that will be necessary for a career in this area. Excellent communication skills are vital in medical roles, as you will be dealing with nervous and potentially upset patients.

Some skills that would be useful for a graduate dentistry role include:
  • Communication skills
  • Critical appraisal
  • Decision-making
  • Calmness under pressure
  • Teamworking
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Awareness of aesthetics
As a dental professional you will be constantly updating your skills and knowledge as new medical developments take place. Working in dentistry is about dedicating yourself to lifelong learning.
What experience do I need to get a job in Dentist?
To help you move into a dental career more quickly, it’s essential that you get work experience. Luckily, this is likely to be covered by your dentistry degree – and as your mandatory year of training after graduation is spent in a surgery, your work experience needs are likely to be taken care of.
How much can I earn as a Nurse?
Salaries within the nursing sector are extremely varied, although its reputation as a poorly-paid career is not justified. According to Pay Scale, in general registered nurses earn between £18,357 and £34,105 per year, depending on their “band” – that is, level of experience. According to NHS Careers, as a registered nurse starting out you will earn in excess of £21,000 per year. Directors of nursing pay earn close to £100,000. If you work as a nurse in London you may receive a wage that is up to 20% higher than the rest of the county.
What qualifications do I need to be a Nurse?
When you have completed your nursing degree you will be qualified to work as a nurse. You should apply directly to NHS trusts when they advertise vacancies.
What skills do I need to be a Nurse?
It goes without saying that you need to have a caring and considerate nature to become a nurse. Other skills that are essential include:
  • Communication
  • Resilience
  • Patience
  • Teamwork
  • Project management
  • Diplomacy
  • Leadership
  • Time management
You will also need the specific medical and technical knowledge that will be taught during your nursing degree.
What experience do I need to get a job in Nursing?
It is incredibly important to gain practical experience as part of your route to a career in nursing. You should contact one of the 400 NHS trusts that exist in the UK directly, explain the level of training that you are at, and see whether you can spend some time volunteering on a ward or in another part of the hospital. You can find out more about work experience in nursing on the NHS Choices website. If you are still at school you can get some tips and advice about arranging work experience placements by registering on Step into the NHS.