Workforce statistics can help you understand which specialties
are growing, the level of competition for training places, whether
there may be consultant vacancies when you achieve entry to
the specialist register, in which specialties you are most likely
to find opportunities to work flexibly or whether demand for
specialists in a particular field is decreasing.
If you are unsure how these charts and data
can help you understand the workforce dynamics of this specialty
the simple explanations in this section may help.
Supply and Demand
On the medical careers website there is a workforce statistics
page that links to the labour market information produced by the
Centre for Workforce Information. This information exists for
almost every specialty within medicine.
Using Workforce Statistics in Career Planning
The medical careers team spoke to Mike
Wilson who is the Careers Lead for Health Education North
East about using Workforce Statistics as part of good career
planning. You may find his video useful when you think about how
you will use this data yourself.
Click here to view the video.
Specialty Training Places - written by Dr Alison Carr, Dr
Melanie Jones and Dr Jane Montgomery - December 2010
Specialty training at ST1 and CT1 in England -written by Alison
Carr, Elaine Sullivan, Steve Buggle, Patricia Hamilton - November