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Australia's booming industries: Healthcare & Medical

Australia's booming industries: Healthcare & Medical

Health expenditure per person is projected to more than double over the next 40 years as Australia’s ageing population continues to place significant demands on the nation’s healthcare system.

The Healthcare & Medical industry was among the fastest growing industries on SEEK in 2017 with job opportunities rising by 11.1% and the number of new roles being advertised growing by over 14,000 year-on-year.

A look across the country: 

While every state and territory recorded growth, this was primarily driven by Victoria (4.2%), Queensland (2.3%) and New South Wales (2.1%). The roles driving job growth:

Making the biggest contribution to the overall growth in the industry were roles advertised in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation with a 2.1% contribution to the total growth in job opportunities. This was followed by Psychology, Counselling & Social Work at 1.9% and Aged Care Nursing at 1.6%. 

“The ageing population is having a huge impact on the healthcare system,” says Dan Hobson, Director of Hobson Health Recruitment.

“It’s not only aged-care facilities that are experiencing growth. More people are choosing to age at home and this means they are accessing community healthcare.”

Hobson adds that as people are living longer, they are more focused on living well. This may be contributing to growing demand for ancillary health services, such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation.

Trending roles in Healthcare & Medical:

Topping the list for most significant growth in the number of applications for jobs at 30.8% were people applying for Dietician roles. Nursing jobs in the areas of A&E, Critical Care & ICU followed closely behind with 27.1% growth in the number of applications year-on-year. 

Want employers want: 

“Candidates in the healthcare and medical industry must display a high level of professionalism and integrity. In addition to a well-polished resume, consider how you present yourself on social media – it can say a lot about you,” says Hobson.

Explore current job opportunities in Healthcare & Medical. 

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