Health and medical degrees require a strong interest in science, how the human body works and the desire to help others. Studying a health and medical degree allows you to specialize in certain areas of medicine and helps you to develop the skills for hands-on tasks like taking a blood sample to more complex surgical procedures. Being academic isn’t enough when it comes to studying health and medicine degrees. You will need to have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, which will be essential in a professional environment. Students can go on to become anaesthetists, cardiologists, general practice doctors and surgeons to name a few.