Jobs - health workers - Intermediate

There are many jobs related to health and hospitals. You probably already know about nurses and doctors. Here are ten other health-related jobs that you might need to know.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. GP / General Practitioner
  2. Specialist / Consultant
  3. Surgeon
  4. Theatre nurse
  5. Dentist
  6. Dental hygienist
  7. Chiropodist
  8. Optician
  9. Paramedic
  10. Vet / Vetenarian
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. In 1, a 'General Practitioner' is the name we give to a general family doctor who you can go and see at a centre near your house. The health centre is called a 'practice'.
  2. In 2, a 'specialist' is a doctor who knows many things about one special area - (e.g. eyes).
  3. In 3, a 'surgeon' is a special doctor who does operations on people in a hospital.
  4. In 4, a 'theatre nurse' is a nurse who helps with operations in 'an operating theatre'.
  5. In 5, a 'dentist' is a doctor who looks at and works on your teeth.
  6. In 6, a 'dental hygienist' is a person who cleans people's teeth and teaches them how to clean their teeth properly.
  7. In 7, a 'chiropodist' is a doctor who looks after your feet.
  8. In 8, an 'optician' is a doctor who specialises in eyes. You go to an optician when you need glasses or contact lenses.
  9. In 9, a 'paramedic' is a person who arrives at the place where an accident happened and can give medical treatment to people who need it.
  10. In 10, a 'vet' is a doctor for animals.

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