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Explore career paths in health

The health sector is expected to grow as it adapts to the needs of Australia’s population, which is growing larger and, on average, older.

Introduction to careers in health

The health sector is Australia’s largest employer, providing jobs to about 12.7 per cent of the population.

The Australian health sector now includes medical practitioners, nurses, allied and other health professionals, hospitals, clinics and government and non-government agencies.

An overview of the health industry for students & graduates
An overview of the health industry for students & graduates
As you plan your graduate career, get an insight into the health industry, including career prospects, how to enter the …
5 reasons to consider a career in the Australian health sector
5 reasons to consider a career in the Australian health sector
Find out why health graduates are on a winning path and why you should consider a career in the Australian health sector…
Careers in public vs private health: an overview of the pros and cons
Careers in public vs private health: an overview of the pros and cons
Starting your career in the health sector? Find out the reasons why you might choose to focus on either the public or pr…
An overview of the health industry for students & graduates
An overview of the health industry for students & graduates
As you plan your graduate career, get an insight into the health industry, including career prospects, how to enter the …
5 reasons to consider a career in the Australian health sector
5 reasons to consider a career in the Australian health sector
Find out why health graduates are on a winning path and why you should consider a career in the Australian health sector…
Careers in public vs private health: an overview of the pros and cons
Careers in public vs private health: an overview of the pros and cons
Starting your career in the health sector? Find out the reasons why you might choose to focus on either the public or pr…

Career stories

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Health career stories


  • Day in the life

Michelle Ung

Michelle Ung studied a Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in International Communication and Human Biology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Michelle Ung

Michelle Ung studied a Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in International Communication and Human Biology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Major in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Biological Engineering (Graduated 2016) and a Bachelor of Science Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Graduated 2011) at the University of Queensland and is now a Graduate Project Engineer at CSL.
  • Day in the life

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Major in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Biological Engineering (Graduated 2016) and a Bachelor of Science Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Graduated 2011) at the University of Queensland and is now a Graduate Project Engineer at CSL.
  • Day in the life

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker studied Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Biology, Specialisation in Biomedical Science and Minor in Biological Anthropology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker studied Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Biology, Specialisation in Biomedical Science and Minor in Biological Anthropology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Michelle Ung

Michelle Ung studied a Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in International Communication and Human Biology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Michelle Ung

Michelle Ung studied a Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in International Communication and Human Biology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Major in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Biological Engineering (Graduated 2016) and a Bachelor of Science Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Graduated 2011) at the University of Queensland and is now a Graduate Project Engineer at CSL.
  • Day in the life

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Major in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Biological Engineering (Graduated 2016) and a Bachelor of Science Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Graduated 2011) at the University of Queensland and is now a Graduate Project Engineer at CSL.
  • Day in the life

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker studied Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Biology, Specialisation in Biomedical Science and Minor in Biological Anthropology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker studied Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Biology, Specialisation in Biomedical Science and Minor in Biological Anthropology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.

Free short course trials

Before you decide on next steps, jump in and test the waters with these free short courses

Ever wondered what it's like to study health? Now's your chance to find out! Jump in and learn key concepts from leading course providers.


Start your journey into the health sciences by discovering the fundamentals of human anatomy.
Explore the current and emerging threat of global health pandemics and how we can respond to them effectively.
Explore the role of food in health. Apply nutrition science to guide you on using food as medicine for you and your family.
In this course, we will explore different aspects of good mental health as well as provide an overview of the major kinds of mental disorders, their causes, treatments and how to seek help and support.

Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in health?

Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue health further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in health, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Certificate

Develop foundational knowledge and skills in the field of healthcare with a focus on Nursing. Use this course as a taster to help you decide further study options and career pathways.

Bachelor

Follow in the footsteps of Nobel Prize winner Howard Florey and kick-start your career in medical research with the Bachelor of Medical Science. You'll delve into genetics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and anatomy to...

Diploma

This program is delivered online with practical workshops scheduled throughout to enhance learning and put theory into practice with workshops held at multiple campuses.