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Make a difference with a career in healthcare

Want to give back and help others? Interested in testing yourself and building diverse skills?

Then consider a career in healthcare. Whether you choose to become a nurse, doctor, or other health practitioner, you’ll spend your days helping people in need, working with your hands and thinking on your feet.

You could become a leading specialist and find cures for serious illnesses, help heal injuries as a physiotherapist, become a mental health professional and help people who need support, and your career would allow you to travel and provide aid in locations across the globe.

  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Midwife
  • Doctor
  • Pathologist

  • Pharmacist
  • Psychologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Ambulance Officer
  • GP (General Practitioner)
  • Podiatrist
  • Personal Trainer

Industry Outlook

With an ageing ‘baby boomer’ population and a growing younger generation, demand for healthcare workers is strong across the board.

Aged Care, Ambulance Officers, Paramedics, Anaesthetists, Chiropractors, Nurse Managers, Dentists and more all have Very Strong Demand, meaning you could have plenty of options in this field.

Do you have what it takes?

Caring for the health of others takes compassion, patience, and a good dose of common sense. People who thrive in this profession enjoy the challenges that come with working with a variety of people from all walks of life and in all kinds of situations, and if this doesn’t sound like you then you might want to consider another career.

In fact, some universities are now testing potential students’ emotional intelligence, as well as their academic performance.

  • Great social skills
  • Compassion
  • Ability to solve problems

  • Patience
  • Determination
  • Willing to be challenged

  • Understanding of technology
  • Flexibility
  • Willing to work shifts or unusual hours

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