Compare roles in health

Not sure where to start with the hundreds of NHS careers? Use our compare roles section to get bite-size information on the entry requirements and training, pay and conditions, prospects and skills needed of up to three roles. If there is something that you think you could do, then get more in-depth information on the role.

Don't forget, you can also save your role comparisons by registering with us.  

  1. Haematology (doctor)

    Haematologists diagnose and clinically manage disorders of the blood and bone marrow. They also provide clinical support for the haematology diagnostic laboratory including the blood bank.

    You'll follow are set pattern of training which usually starts with a five year first degree in medicine and two years of foundation training, You'll then undertake two years of core training (CT1-2), followed by five years of specialist training (ST3-7. This period of training will include completing your royal college exams. Length of training can vary according to your circumstances.
    Doctors may work up to 48 hours a week. The working hours may sometimes extend beyond the normal working day to include early mornings, evenings and weekends. On call likely. Pay scales (2017): Consultants earn between £76,761 and £103,490.
    The ability to work under-pressure with a willingness to accept new ideas is important. You'll also need good team-working and communication skills. An empathic approach towards patients with chronic and terminal disorders is also vital.
    There are 759 consultants in haematology in England in 2016. Opportunities exist for research and teaching.
Make a comment or report a problem with this page

Help us improve