Health & Community

Working in health and community services covers a wide range of jobs working with people of all ages.

These include:

  • Medical, dental and health services
  • Community care and welfare
  • Child care services
  • Religious organisations
  • Political parties
  • Community interest groups

Medical, dental and health services include public and private hospitals, hospices, hostels and nursing homes, general practice and specialist medical services, and other health services such as physiotherapy, speech pathology, massage therapy, osteopathy, myotherapy and chiropractic.

Associations, peak bodies & government organisations

Visit these organisations to find out more about each industry including information about jobs, career paths and training opportunities.

Career Profiles

Find out about the types of jobs that people do in the health & community sectors.

"As a doctor, I sometimes forget that I can get sick."
Ashlea shares her experiences working as an activities coordinator at a children's indoor play centre.

Jordana, 32

Johanna, 36

Julie, Osteopath, Box Hill Melbourne

As an Indigenous Project Officer Trainee you will get to visit galleries across Australia for meetings and conferences and also get to work closely with the Aboriginal community. Find out more about being an Indigenous Project Officer!
The job itself is extremely challenging, both mentally and physically. What you are exposed to can often be distressing and quite gruesome, so you need a strong stomach and a sense of humour to deal with the incidents you often witness. Read more about being a firefighter.
For Natasha Dean, psychology was a career that enabled her to combine her interest in the humanities with her love of science. Read more.

Jim, late 30s

Suzanne, Private Naturopathy Practitioner

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How do you become a dietitian?
Renee's role as a child care worker involves preparing food, cleaning, changing nappies, setting up, and engaging children in a number of activities like drawing, playing outside, singing songs, or reading stories. Read more.

Kirsten, early 30s

Louise, 41

Louise works in an aged care program as a podiatrist in a public hospital.

Andrew, Nurse Unit Manager

Ann has been a midwife for over 30 years and currently works at a country hospital, which delivers 400 babies a year. Read more.

Eileen, early 30s

Find out how to become a dentist, and what is it like to work as a dentist.

Sue, 50

Teaching English as a Second Language (or ESL) can include elements of increasing vocabulary, reading, writing and speaking the language. Read more.
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