Tech + health careers transform lives and futures

Tech and health careers
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Why you’ll love this STEM + X pathway!

Interested in tech + health careers? Discover what areas you could get into below…

Australian researchers, scientists and engineers are leading the way in the exciting field of tech health, pioneering groundbreaking creations like the multi-channel Cochlear ear implant, spray-on skin, and needle-free vaccine technology. Our impressive track record of innovation in medical tech is transforming countless lives worldwide.

The need for all kinds of tech solutions in health and medicine means there’s serious growth in this field. As life expectancies grow – along with demand for a higher quality of life – the medical technology sector is booming. In Australia, it’s estimated to be worth $6.1 billion, with the potential to create 28,000 new jobs by 2025 – great news if you’re keen to use your STEM skills in a career that makes a real impact!

From state-of-the-art medical devices to cutting-edge digital platforms, healthcare systems are undergoing a huge technological revolution, improving patient care, diagnosis and treatment. 

So, if using state-of-the-art medical technology, solving complex healthcare challenges and saving lives sounds like something you’d love to do, a rewarding career in tech and health awaits you. Embark on a journey to shape the future of healthcare for generations to come!

Hassle-free healthcare booking

Health Engine, a consumer healthcare platform used by over 13 million people, helps patients connect with healthcare providers and make appointments online. It allows patients to access more timely appointments thanks to real-time info on appointment availability, plus it allows users to book 24/7. 

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Innovating for a healthier tomorrow

Empowering health through tech is your gateway to impactful tech and health careers…

Medical technologists use cool gadgets and high-tech machines to analyse patient samples and help doctors make accurate diagnoses. Their work ensures we get the most suitable treatments.

Biomedical engineers use advanced technology including robotics, nanotechnology and computers to analyse medical problems and design solutions like artificial organs, revolutionary drugs and the camera pill.  

Robotics surgeons use specialist techniques and equipment, like the Da Vinci Xi surgical robot, to perform minimally invasive surgeries that improve results and reduce a patient’s risk of infection and recovery time. 

Health data scientists manage and analyse healthcare data to identify patterns, predict diseases and help find solutions to the world’s health challenges. 

Product development scientists research, develop and test innovations, like new drugs and medical technologies, that are designed to help improve medical practices and enhance our lives. 

Virtual reality therapists use virtual reality technology to deliver immersive therapies that help improve the lives of people with mental health challenges including phobias, PTSD and pain management.

Start your career here…

Technology + health study

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management), Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Medical Sciences / Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Macquarie University

Bachelor of Engineering (Medical) (Honours), QUT

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Monash University

Bachelor of Molecular Sciences / Master of Bioinformatics, University of Western Australia

Technology + health jobs

Research assistant, medical: $57K–$84K /  NZ $43K

Software developer: $54K–$107K / NZ$52K-NZ$99K

Medical technologist: $56K–$92K / NZ$60K

Biomedical engineer: $57K–$96K / NZ$64K-NZ$108K

Data scientist: $66K–$130K / NZ$57K-NZ$110K

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This story first appeared in Careers with STEM: Technology 2023.


Danielle Lucas

Author: Danielle Lucas

Danielle Lucas is a writer and former teacher. She has a Bachelor of Communications and a Grad Dip in Education. After 14 years in the classroom, she aims to tell stories to inspire young Australians.


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