Health Care and Social Assistance

Support the health of the community

Overview

The health care and social assistance industry is Australia’s largest and fastest growing industry. It delivers medical and care services, and covers the work of doctors, nurses, health specialists, aged and disabled carers and more.

Jobs in this industry are found in a wide range of locations, including hospitals, child care centres, aged care facilities, pharmacies, laboratories, and the offices of allied health services.

Industry Considerations
  • This industry is highly skilled.
  • Pathways into the industry are available through both university and VET qualifications.
  • Part time work is common.

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Sonographer
Sonographer

Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

General Practitioner and Resident Medical Officer
General Practitioner and Resident Medical Officer

General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries,…

Estimated pay
$2,459/week
Future demand
Very strong

Other Health and Welfare Services Manager
Other Health and Welfare Services Manager

Other Health and Welfare Services Managers includes jobs like Director of Pharmacy, Director of Physiotherapy Services,…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Exercise Physiologist
Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Physiologists assess, plan and implement exercise programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases and injuries…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

Registered Nurses (Child and Family Health) provide nursing care to children and their families, with an emphasis on the…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Worker
Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Worker

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual…

Estimated pay
$1,374/week
Future demand
Very strong

Occupational & Environmental Health Professional
Occupational & Environmental Health Professional

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor…

Estimated pay
$1,914/week
Future demand
Very strong

General Practitioner
General Practitioner

Provide medical care for patients; examine individuals and families within the community to diagnose and treat health issues…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Chef
Chef

Plan and prepare food for customers and guests.

Estimated pay
$1,250/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Aged and Disabled Carer
Aged and Disabled Carer

Provide companionship and practical support to aged and disabled persons in their own homes

Estimated pay
$1,265/week
Future demand
Very strong

Natural and Physical Science Professional (not covered elsewhere)
Natural and Physical Science Professional (not covered elsewhere)

Natural and Physical Science Professionals (not covered elsewhere) include jobs like Materials Scientist, Metrologist, Polymer…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Complementary Health Therapist
Complementary Health Therapist

Complementary Health Therapists treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong