Health care and social assistance is Australia’s largest and fastest-growing industry.
With an ageing population and the NDIS expected to be fully operational across the country this year, future job prospects for students completing a health sciences degree is very strong.
Southern Cross University offers an array of health science courses, including biomedical science, exercise physiology, midwifery, nursing and psychological science, just to name a few.
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Deputy Dean of Health & Human Sciences Sally Sargent said occupational therapy and osteopathy were also becoming more popular with students, with job opportunities to increase by 20 percent and 15 percent respectively by 2023.
“Occupational Therapy is the science of adaption, so it is helping someone adjust to some sort of physical impairment or learning disability, and helping them to live comfortably and live their best life in their own home,” she said.
“Osteopathy is the study of muscular-skeletal movement, and the treatment of injuries and everyday medical conditions in a more holistic and alternate way.”
Discover more about both of these courses, and see the University’s teaching facilities in the video below:
For more information on studying Health Sciences at Southern Cross University, visit: scu.edu.au