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Healthcare and Social Assistance

Industry opportunities in healthcare and social assistance

Healthcare and social assistance is Australia’s fastest-growing industry. It’s also Australia’s second-largest employing industry. Over 1.1 million Australians work in a full-time capacity, and this number is expected to grow by 14.9 percent to 2023

What to expect from a career in this industry

If you’d like to work in this field, there is an array of roles that allow you to help, heal and strengthen the people you come in contact with. Career outcomes in the industry include aged and disabled carer, welfare support worker, medical technician, counsellor, massage therapist, midwive, and more. Particularly in demand are roles in personal care, nurses and management are in demand.

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • A wide variety of roles and employment opportunities
  • A wewarding career path
  • Potential high salaries for specialist skills
  • The ability to positively impact people’s lives in a very direct way.

There are many pathways to becoming skilled in this field. For example, you could undertake a traineeship in a nursing home or a home and community care worker traineeship, alongside qualifications like a Diploma of Nursing.

Healthcare and social assistance industry apprenticeships and traineeships

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Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, Mas provides guidance, support and transparency throughout the learning, job seeking and placement phases of your training.