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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292 occupations

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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

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Teach and care for young children in preschools or childcare centres.

Estimated pay
$1,488/week
Future demand
Very strong

Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist

Acupuncturists treat disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

Registered Nurses (Critical Care and Emergency) provide nursing care to critically ill patients and patients with unstable…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Recreation Officer
Recreation Officer

Recreation Officers plan, organise and coordinate recreation facilities and programs through organisations such as local…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Environmental Health Officer
Environmental Health Officer

Environmental Health Officers develop, enforce and evaluate environmental health policies, programs and strategies to improve…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Resident Medical Officer
Resident Medical Officer

Resident Medical Officers diagnose, treat and prevent human physical and mental disorders and injuries under the supervision…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher

Teach and support children who have physical, learning, emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties.

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

Homoeopath
Homoeopath Homoeopaths treat the body's immune and defence systems by assessing the whole person and using minute amounts of natural…
Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)

Registered Nurses (Developmental Disability) provide nursing care to people with intellectual and development disabilities in…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Welfare Worker
Welfare Worker

Welfare Workers assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional or financial difficulties to improve quality of…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong