You work at your local NHS hospital, and start at 9am. Your role is to check the hospital meets national healthcare standards, and this week you're organising research to make sure patients are happy with the service they're offered. You design a 'patient satisfaction' survey, and arrange to have it printed and distributed. Next, you analyse hospital statistics which show the number of patients needing further treatment following routine surgery. The figures show your hospital meets national patient-recovery targets, and you write up your findings in a report. Then, you research new national healthcare standards, and email updates to the rest of your team before finishing at 5.30pm.
You like investigating, finding out facts and carrying out research. You're a good leader, but also enjoy working as part of a team and can communicate well with others.
You'll need a minimum of five 9-4 (A*-C) grade GCSEs (or the equivalent), in order to apply for at least two A levels (or the equivalent) at college or 6th form.
After gaining good A level grades, you'll need to take a degree at university - preferably in a relevant subject like sociology or maybe a health-related subject. You should check individual university prospectuses for courses and entry requirements well in advance.