Why study health? Australia’s fastest growing jobs are in healthcare. From the lucrative positions like doctors or GPs, to the helping hands of a nurse, your career options are endless (and all in high demand!)
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Bioinformatics is research that uses information technology to better understand human biology. University of Queensland PhD student Alex Essebier is studying “her perfect fit”; a dual degree in science and IT.
Many care careers are still plagued by damaging stereotypes. We spoke to social worker Artemicia and nurse Gavin, about how they’ve renounced these stereotypes and created flourishing care careers!
Groundbreaking Australian anxiety apps, like MoodMission, are using psychotherapy to treat users’ negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia’s surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?
Three experts peer inside their crystal balls to tell us: What does the future of health look like in 50 years? In 2075, we could be using medical robots, personalised medicine or wearable tech!
On Tuguy Esgin’s first day as an Aboriginal health worker, he was shocked by his first patient’s health markers. He’s decided to tackle noncommunicable diseases in Indigenous health through exercise and sports science.
Postgraduate researcher at ANSTO, Mitch Klenner never thought he’d be working in nuclear medicine. Now, it’s his passion; through trial-and-error he’s paving the way for nuclear medicines to detect and eradicate disease.
The world’s favourite banana is being threatened by the spread of plant pathogens. Scientists at QUT are engineering solutions using genetics to save our staple snack.
Health careers don’t have to be confined to the hospital. Tell us a bit about yourself, and we’ll find the perfect career for you. Will you be a mental health professional, or a medtech inventor? Take our quiz and find out!
“How can we win at the innovation game if half of our potential engineers are not taking part in the race?” UNSW aims to raise female engineering enrolments up to 30% – almost double the national average.
Some jobs are shrouded in mystery, or eclipsed by stereotypes. We’re breaking down what it’s like to be a forensic scientist, and it’s nothing like CSI.