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Health Career Fact Sheet

Your career in.. ALLIED HEALTH CAREFRFAQS Courars & Curcer Rescurers Allied health traditionally refers to health professions outside of medicine. It is a highly rewarding industry with many equally fulfilling job opportunities. Here's a snapshot of what to expect: There are more women than men employed in the majority of allied health professions. The exceptions are optometrists and chiropractors.' The average age of allied health professionals is between 37 and 47. The 2013 Australian Jobs repcrt showed that those working in the Health Care and Social Assistance category are high skilled. Graduates in this industry have high employnment opportunities with more jobs (177,800) becoming available over the next five years than in any other industry. A standard working week in allied health sits at between 31.8 hours and 40.5 hours.' INDUSTRY SPOTLIGAT WAAT SKILLS DO I NEEN? Examples of potential salary ranges3: + Good people skills + Excellent communications skills + Work as part of a team + Able to worlk autonomouslY + Adept at using medical equipment + well organised + Observation skills + An interest in the health & wellbeing of peaple + Personal awareness, tact, maturity A professional attitude A sympathetic and friendly disposition + An understanding of human behaviour + Able to help people with difficulties + Patience and perceptiveness + An inquisitive mind + Empathy + Lateral thinking and a holistic approach to life Allied health (general) Medical imaging Medical research Physiotherapy Occupational therapy Speech therapy $50,000 - $120,000 $55,000 - $650,000 $25,000 - $170,000 $50,000 - $120,000 $49,400 - $115,000 $30,000 - $101,193 $50,000 - $100,000 $50,000 - $110,000 $20,000 - $110,000 Podiatrist Counselling Pharmacy Allied health care professionals can work in a range of environments including public hospitals, private clinics, community health services, housing services, private homes, industry, universities, schools and colleges. NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECANOLOGIST Some allied health disciplnes, such as dietetics and physiotherapy, lend themselves to starting up your Own business or could even lead to consultancy roles. AUDIOLOGIST PROSTHETIST SOCIAL WORKER ORTHOPnST MEDICAL LAB SCENTIST LANCE RADIATION THERAPIST PYSionERAPIST OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST PODIATRIST ERCISE OPTOMETRIST DIETITIAN SPEECH PRTHOLOGST ALLIED HEALTH POSTIONS FIND OUT MORE All ed Fea 1 F'otesslora .ST: la (A-HA; ACT eit ea1 Depril'icnt : Ferllh VIC C.sers ano Festh Depatant tFeat- I Denaitm-nt :1I et ann I ın Seva Tart.rt-er intamation en how :okc-stat ynur carser in Allies L ealth, Australian Government Institute of Health and Welfare [] 2 Australian Jobs Publication 2013 [] 3 MyCareer Salary Centre [] SOURCES

Health Career Fact Sheet

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Health Career Fact Sheet from Career FAQs Australia for any one who is thinking about a Career in Health.


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