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Health Care and Social Assistance

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 provide general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own ho...

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

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

  • $2,180 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Anaesthetists provide direct medical care to patients requiring general or local anaesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and other procedures such as pre...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Archivists, Curators and Records Managers develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, fi...

  • $1,812 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Audiologists and Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment, treatment, rehabilitative services and management of human hearing defects, and co...

  • $1,827 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,272 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $953 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Chiropractors and Osteopaths diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the locomotor system and tissue strain, stress and dysfuncti...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Commercial Cleaners clean offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other...

  • $904 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Complementary Health Therapists treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole person rather than focusi...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,660 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,068 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Counsellors provide information on vocational, relationship, social and educational difficulties and issues, and work with people to help them to iden...

  • $1,584 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,116 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

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

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Dental Practitioners diagnose and treat dental disease, restore normal oral function using a broad range of treatments, such as surgery and other spec...

  • $1,742 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Diversional Therapists plan, design, coordinate and implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psy...

  • $1,018 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

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

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

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

  • $1,426 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

General Clerks perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks.

  • $1,073 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventative a...

  • $2,459 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $2,148 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,578 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,035 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,000 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

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

  • $937 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

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

  • $1,038 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Medical Imaging Professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes unde...

  • $2,354 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,871 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Medical Technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill ...

  • $1,159 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

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...

  • $2,204 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $2,192 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Nurse Managers manage health service units and sub-units of hospitals, aged care and community health care facilities, supervise nursing staff and fin...

  • $2,292 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,200 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,992 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Occupational Therapists assess functional limitations of people resulting from illnesses and disabilities, and provide therapy to enable people to per...

  • $1,569 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,490 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Optometrists and Orthoptists perform eye examinations and vision tests, prescribe lenses, other optical aids and therapy, and diagnose and manage eye ...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,876 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,387 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Other Medical Practitioners includes occupations such as Dermatologists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ophthalmolo...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,163 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Other Technicians and Trades Workers includes a wide variety of occupations such as Divers, Interior Decorators, Optical Dispensers, Optical Mechanics...

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

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

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,444 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,600 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Psychiatrists diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Psychiatric Registrars training as Psychiatrists ...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Psychologists and Psychotherapists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occup...

  • $1,857 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $982 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Social Workers assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources need...

  • $1,829 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,341 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Re...

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Surgeons perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance. Medical Re...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

  • $1,586 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Welfare Support Workers provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social wel...

  • $1,328 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individu...

  • $1,374 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level
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