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Rehabilitation Engineer

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Rehabilitation engineers are concerned with producing devices that help people with disabilities lead more independent lives. They produce, repair and maintain mechanical or electronic equipment such as wheelchairs, electronic communication aids, artificial limbs or robotic aids.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Rehabilitation engineers in the NHS on the Agenda for Change scales usually start on Band 5, £22,440 to £29,034 a year. With further training and experience they can move to Band 6, £26,830 to £35,933 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2017.

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Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
7879
1.4 %
RISE
2023
7986
  United Kingdom
2018
79119
2.2 %
RISE
2023
80825

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What Does it Take?

You should:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Science Council
Tel: 020 3434 2020
E-mail: enquiries@sciencecouncil.org
Website: http://www.sciencecouncil.org/
Website (2): http://www.futuremorph.org/
Twitter: @Science_Council

The Science Council promotes the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of and education in science, technology, mathematics, computing and information technology. It awards the designation of Chartered Scientist (CSci) to those candidates who can meet the high standards required.

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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