With the world population living longer and needing more care, the healthcare field is one of the best places to have a career. Nurses, in particular, are in high demand throughout the world, and the situation is likely to stay that way for many years to come. Health assistants, working in the aged care sector, are also in demand.
It’s not just the job market that makes nursing or health assistance good careers choices. In this field you have the opportunity to save and improve lives, to teach people how to achieve better health, and to advocate for patients to ensure they have the best healthcare.
Not many jobs are as flexible as nursing. You can work where and when you want. You can work full time, part time or not at all while you raise your family or further your studies and it’s extremely likely you will find work when you come back to the workforce. As a nurse, you can work in a busy downtown emergency unit, a medical practice, or as a flight nurse transferring patients both nationally and internationally. You can travel to different countries, work alongside surgeons, or provide in-home care for patients.