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Showing the main occupations with the most people employed for your chosen industry Public admin, education and health for Inner London.

Teaching and Educational Professionals

  • Education advisers and school inspectorsEducation advisers and school inspectors plan, organise and direct the educational activities and resources in a local authority education area, and undertake inspections of schools and other training establishments excluding universities.
  • Further education teaching professionalsFurther education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.
  • Higher education teaching professionalsHigher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.
  • Primary and nursery education teaching professionalsPrimary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.
  • Secondary education teaching professionalsSecondary (and middle school deemed secondary) education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction in one or more subjects, including physical education and diversionary activities, within a prescribed curriculum in a secondary or secondary/ middle school.
  • Senior professionals of educational establishmentsJob holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the administration, support systems and activities that facilitate the effective running of a university, college or other educational establishment.
  • Special needs education teaching professionalsSpecial needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.
  • Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.

Childcare and Related Personal Services

  • Childminders and related occupationsChildminders and related occupations provide day-to-day care of children within a domestic setting, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.
  • Educational support assistantsEducational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.
  • Nursery nurses and assistantsNursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.
  • PlayworkersPlayworkers deliver and facilitate play opportunities for children in a range of formal and informal settings including play groups, play schemes, free play locations, and in pre- and after-school activities.
  • Teaching assistantsTeaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Caring Personal Services

  • Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies.
  • Care escortsCare escorts accompany and transport adults and children with disability between their places of residence and other destinations and act as chaperones for under 16s engaged in theatrical, television and film productions.
  • Care workers and home carersCare workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.
  • Dental nursesDental nurses prepare patients for, and assist with, dental examinations, prepare and sterilise instruments and maintain case records.
  • Houseparents and residential wardensHouseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.
  • Nursing auxiliaries and assistantsNursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.
  • Senior care workersSenior care workers routinely oversee and monitor care workers, care assistants and home carers. They also attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.
  • Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistantsUndertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants make funeral arrangements for clients, prepare the deceased for burial or cremation, and supervise and assist the proceedings of funerals.

Health Professionals

  • Dental practitionersDental practitioners diagnose dental and oral diseases, injuries and disorders, prescribe and administer treatment, recommend preventative action and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.
  • Health professionals n.e.c.Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other health-related professional occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 221: Health Professionals. They may work autonomously or in teams with other health workers.
  • Medical practitionersMedical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.
  • Medical radiographersMedical (diagnostic) radiographers operate x-ray machines, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, assist in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases and are involved in intervention procedures such as the removal of kidney stones. They operate under the supervision of senior staff. Therapeutic radiographers specialise in the planning and administration of radiotherapy treatment for patients with cancer.
  • Ophthalmic opticiansOphthalmic opticians test patients’ vision, diagnose defects and disorders and prescribe glasses or contact lenses as required.
  • PharmacistsHealth professionals diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, provide treatment with drugs, surgery and corrective devices, carry out medical tests and recommend preventative action to patients, conduct research into treatments and drugs, dispense pharmaceutical compounds, and diagnose and treat sick or injured animals.
  • PodiatristsPodiatrists (formerly known as chiropodists) diagnose and treat ailments and abnormalities of the human foot and lower limb, deal with minor infections, injuries and deformities, and conditions resulting from other major health disorders such as diabetes.
  • PsychologistsPsychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.
  • VeterinariansVeterinarians diagnose and treat animal injuries, diseases and disorders, and advise on preventative action. They may work in practices, specialising according to their location in either a rural or urban area, or in the public sector or associated industries such as pharmaceuticals, food production or drug regulation.

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Data Source: Annual Population Survey (APS), © Crown Copyright

Important Information: The Annual Population Survey provides information on key social and socio-economic variables at a local level. The data enables monitoring of key estimates between censuses and provides local area information for labour market statistics. This data is based on the most detailed (4 digit) occupation data shown at unitary authority and county level; it has also been aggregated to region level*. The data covers the period April 2015 to March 2016*.

* Please note that the region figures have been aggregated from county and UA based data, where for disclosure control reasons some data has been suppressed. The counts at region level are therefore an approximation.