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Australia’s fastest growing jobs are in healthcare

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!)

Big data meets biology

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.

Mythbusting jobs: careers in care

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!

Apps acting against anxiety

Groundbreaking Australian anxiety apps, like MoodMission, are using psychotherapy to treat users’ negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

female surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp

Mythbusting jobs: Female surgeons

“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?

MItch Klenner ANSTO

Nuclear research is changing the face of medicine

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.

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Gone bananas

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 quiz

How can you help with health?

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!

Forensic science

Mythbusting jobs: Forensic scientist

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.