This is Australia?s largest and fastest growing industry, employing over 1.5 million people. It covers health services like hospitals, GPs, dental and ambulance services, as well as services like child care and aged care. Many workers are female and part-time work is common. Education is important if you want to work in this industry. Jobs like nurses and doctors need a university degree, while child carers and aged care workers need VET qualifications.

Job Profiles

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Aged and Disabled Carers

Aged and Disabled Carers provide general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own homes.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $900 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Ambulance Officers and Paramedics

Ambulance Officers and Paramedics provide emergency health care and transport for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons to medical facilities.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,700 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Anaesthetists

Anaesthetists provide direct medical care to patients requiring general or local anaesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and other procedures such as prevention of pain and maintenance of body function. Anaesthetic Registrars training as Anaesthetists are included in this unit group.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Archivists, Curators and Records Managers

Archivists, Curators and Records Managers develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,595 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Audiologists and Speech Pathologists/Therapists

Audiologists and Speech Pathologists/Therapists provide diagnostic assessment, treatment, rehabilitative services and management of human hearing defects, and communication and swallowing impairments.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Child Care Centre Managers

Child Care Centre Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the activities of childcare centres and services including physical and human resources.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,160 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Child Carers

Child Carers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $800 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

Chiropractors and Osteopaths diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the locomotor system and tissue strain, stress and dysfunction that impede normal neural, vascular and biochemical mechanisms, and provide advice on preventing these disorders.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Commercial Cleaners

Commercial Cleaners clean offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises using heavy duty cleaning equipment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $896 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Complementary Health Therapists

Complementary Health Therapists treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole person rather than focusing on specific symptoms and by using various therapies, techniques and practices.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Contract, Program and Project Administrators

Contract, Program and Project Administrators plan and undertake administration of contracts, organisational programs, special projects and support services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Cooks

Cooks prepare, season and cook food in dining and catering establishments.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $800 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Counsellors

Counsellors provide information on vocational, relationship, social and educational difficulties and issues, and work with people to help them to identify and define their emotional issues through therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and other talking therapies.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,330 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants prepare patients for dental examination and assist Dental Practitioners, Hygienists and Therapists in providing care and treatment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $893 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Dental Practitioners

Dental Practitioners diagnose and treat dental disease, restore normal oral function using a broad range of treatments, such as surgery and other specialist techniques, and advise on oral health.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Diversional Therapists

Diversional Therapists plan, design, coordinate and implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,021 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Domestic Cleaners

Domestic Cleaners clean and tidy private dwellings such as houses, units, flats, apartments and townhouses.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses

Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities and in the community, and assist parents in providing care to newborn infants under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Midwife.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,104 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

General Clerks

General Clerks perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers

General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,850 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Health and Welfare Services Managers

Health and Welfare Services Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,717 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Indigenous Health Workers

Indigenous Health Workers assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Keyboard Operators

Keyboard Operators input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Kitchenhands

Kitchenhands assist kitchen and service staff in preparing and serving food, and clean food preparation and service areas.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $865 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Laundry Workers

Laundry Workers sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $795 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Massage Therapists

Massage Therapists perform therapeutic massage and administer body treatments for health, fitness and remedial purposes.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Medical Imaging Professionals

Medical Imaging Professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,720 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Medical Laboratory Scientists

Medical Laboratory Scientists conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,469 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Medical Technicians

Medical Technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $900 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Midwives

Midwives provide care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postnatal care for women and babies in a range of settings such as the home, community, hospitals, clinics and health units.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,377 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Nurse Educators and Researchers

Nurse Educators and Researchers provide clinical and theoretical education to and promote professional development of nurses and midwives, and conduct research into nursing practice.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Nurse Managers

Nurse Managers manage health service units and sub-units of hospitals, aged care and community health care facilities, supervise nursing staff and financial resources to enable the provision of safe, cost effective nursing care within specified fields or for particular units, and monitor quality, clinical standards and professional development of nurses.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,917 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $900 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Nutrition Professionals

Nutrition Professionals apply the science of human nutrition to assist people to attain better health and to help prevent and treat various illnesses and diseases.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,109 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists assess functional limitations of people resulting from illnesses and disabilities, and provide therapy to enable people to perform their daily activities and occupations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,247 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Office Managers

Office Managers organise and control the functions and resources of offices such as administrative systems and office personnel.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,150 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Optometrists and Orthoptists

Optometrists and Orthoptists perform eye examinations and vision tests, prescribe lenses, other optical aids and therapy, and diagnose and manage eye movement disorders and associated sensory problems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals

Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals includes occupations such as Health Promotion Officers and Orthotists or Prosthetists.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Machine Operators

Other Machine Operators includes a range of occupations such as Chemical Production Machine Operators, Motion Picture Projectionists, Sand Blasters and Sterilisation Technicians.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,127 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Other Medical Practitioners

Other Medical Practitioners includes occupations such as Dermatologists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ophthalmologists, Pathologists, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists, and Radiation Oncologists. Medical Registrars training in these specialties are included in this group.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Personal Service Workers

Other Personal Service Workers includes occupations such as Civil Celebrants, Hair or Beauty Salon Assistants, Body Artists, First Aid Trainers and Religious Assistants.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Other Technicians and Trades Workers

Other Technicians and Trades Workers includes a wide variety of occupations such as Divers, Interior Decorators, Optical Dispensers, Optical Mechanics, Photographer's Assistants, Plastics Technicians, Wool Classers and Fire Protection Equipment Technicians.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,135 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Personal Care Consultants

Personal Care Consultants provide personal care services, such as natural relaxation and health treatments, and weight loss advice.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,250 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Podiatrists

Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Practice Managers

Practice Managers organise and control the functions and resources of professional practices such as administrative systems and practice personnel.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,200 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Psychiatric Registrars training as Psychiatrists are included in this unit group.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Psychologists

Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,934 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Receptionists

Receptionists receive and welcome visitors, patients, guests and clients, and respond to inquiries and requests.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $900 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Registered Nurses

Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,480 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Social Workers

Social Workers assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and further human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,364 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Special Care Workers

Special Care Workers provide care and supervision for children and young people in residential and institutional facilities, and provide care and support to people in refuges.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Specialist Physicians

Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians are included in this unit group.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Surgeons

Surgeons perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance. Medical Registrars training as Surgeons are included in this unit group.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Switchboard Operators

Switchboard Operators operate telecommunication switchboards and consoles to assist callers establish telephone connections, and receive caller inquiries and fault reports.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Welfare Support Workers

Welfare Support Workers provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,084 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,200 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher
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