People who work in healthcare make a genuine and real difference to so many people on a daily basis. They are friendly and caring in their approach with the ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds while providing invaluable support to the individuals and their families.

Filled with daily challenges, and offering the chance to work with people from all walks of life, there’ll never be a dull day working in the healthcare sector. If you’re passionate about helping people, finding a job in the healthcare industry can be one of the most rewarding career choices out there. 

A day in the life of a healthcare worker can be described as challenging, but every day allows for great job satisfaction and knowing you can make a real difference. Each day is a new start with new challenges, new patients, resulting in new achievements and important skills gained.   For many it can be an early start or a long shift but caring for people is an overwhelming and vital responsibility.   Job satisfaction also comes from the trust from clients, connecting with many, who are themselves, great characters with wonderful stories to tell.

The role is extremely varied with the opportunity to make a real difference to someone’s life which is a wonderful and rewarding experience. Healthcare support workers are caring and friendly in nature, who understand empathy, and have great communication skills.  Healthcare workers come from all different backgrounds, and walks of life, with similar qualities -

o Excellent communication skills
o Emotional stability
o Empathy
o Flexibility
o Good attention to detail
o Interpersonal skills
o Physical endurance
o Problem solving skills
o Quick to respond
o Respect

Portobello Institute are enrolling for Health Care courses which include awards in nursing, and health service skills with speech & language, physio therapy and occupational therapy. To discuss your needs and to start your rewarding journey, contact our health academic advisor today on 01 8920000 or email