In Australia and New Zealand, anaesthetists are physicians who deliver direct medical care (anaesthesia) to patients needing general or local anaesthesia for surgery and related procedures.
Audiologists use a variety of methods and technologies to diagnose and treat hearing and balance problems in patients. They may provide specialised services and individualised rehabilitation programmes for hearing deficiencies and learning to cope with them if treatment is not available.
Work at the junction of biology, engineering and medicine to improve patients’ lives with equipment and devices.
Dental Assistants support Dental Practitioners in providing services to patients. They typically meet first with patients to assess patient needs before the Dental Practitioner, Hygienist or Therapist exams the patient.
Dental Practitioners treat patients in overall oral health and hygiene. They provide routine cleaning for patients as well as treat dental diseases, and facilitate cosmetic dental procedures. They should have specialised knowledge of oral health and be able to identify signs of oral and tooth complications or degradation.
Dietitians work with patients, healthcare workers and community members to recognize healthy nutrition and understand health implications of diet. They try to teach proper eating habits for mainstream and individualised needs in order to produce optimal health and treat or prevent illness.
Sometimes called "First Responders", Emergency Service Workers include firemen, paramedics, and others called to scenes of crisis or crime. Emergency Service Workers attempt to minimise risk after an event and provide assistance to those individuals at the scene.
Fitness & sports centre manager
Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers manage all aspects of the day to day operations, including: staff schedules, special events, staff training and recruitment, health and safety, marketing and development.
Health information manager
Health Information Managers develop, manage and maintain files, records and information processing systems and databases for health care facilities. They must have strong organisational and implementation abilities and train others in how to operate and maintain information systems.
Help patients with physical difficulties resulting from ageing, disability, illness, or injury.
Care for patients using hands-on treatments and your knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.
Indigenous health worker
Indigenous Health Workers provide health care and support to patients in Indigenous communities. They should be culturally sensitive to work with Indigenous populations and have knowledge of health care practices and procedures.
Medical imaging professional
Medical Imaging Professionals, also known as Radiographers, are responsible for running radiation equipment. This equipment is used to take X-rays and for other diagnostic, monitoring, and treatment purposes. They often work in conjunction with radiologists and other high-ranking medical professionals like doctors.
Medical laboratory scientist
Medical Laboratory Scientists work in formalized laboratory settings. They test samples and conduct tests to diagnose diseases and provide information about further treatment and future prevention.
Medical records administrator
Medical Records Administrators are treated as a subset of a larger group of archivists, curators, and records managers. Along with their counterparts in the larger field, medical records administrators maintain records databases and control access to those databases. They also develop record-keeping and archival plans and coordinate record-keeping systems.
Midwives work with expectant mothers during pregnancy, labour, childbirth, and the early days of a childs life. They provide the mother with care and advice through all stages of pregnancy and the beginning of the child's life.
Nurse educator and researcher
Nurse Educators and Researchers plan and execute nursing education and professional development programs, assess individual competence and undertake research into the field of nursing.
Lead a team of nurses, oversee safe and quality patient care, and manage financial resources.
Nursing Assistants help nurses to provide patients with direct support and services in health and community centres and environments. They should be understanding and helpful with patients and be able to perform a variety of functions and services.
Nutritionists help to prevent and treat illnesses by promoting a healthy lifestyle, planning food and nutrition programs, studying dietary habits and supervising food preparation.
Occupational Therapists assess, plan, and provide therapy to individuals whose daily functional levels are limited due to illness or disabilities. Occupational Therapists help to restore vocational, daily living and homemaking skills to enable individuals to function more independently in their environment.
Optometrist & orthoptist
Optometrists and Orthoptists diagnose, manage and treat conditions and diseases pertaining to the human eye. Optometrists prescribe corrective lenses and provide treatment. Orthoptists specialise in treating incorrect eye movements such as "lazy eye".
Paramedic & ambulance officer
Ambulance paramedics are employed by hospitals, local governments, and privately-held ambulance services to bring emergency care to all people, and they are usually the first healthcare professionals on the scene. While many paramedics work in automobile ambulances, some work on "air ambulances," which are really helicopters that are designed especially for medical emergencies. Medical emergencies may include sudden illness, minor injuries, fires, criminal violence, injuries/casualties from car accidents, etc.
Pharmacists are responsible for dispensing drugs that doctors have prescribed to patients. They often work at pharmacies or hospitals. Pharmacists assist and educate customers about which medications to purchase, whether these are brand name drugs or generic brands.
General Physicians work with human patients to diagnose diseases, illnesses, and disorders and administer treatment. Registration and licensing are required, as is a post-secondary degree. Physicians work often work highly-stressful but awarding jobs and can be employed in a number of places, including hospitals, private clinics, schools, the armed forces, etc.
Radiographers, also known as Medical Imagery Professionals, are responsible for running radiation equipment. This equipment is used to take X-rays and for other diagnostic, monitoring, and treatment purposes. They often work in conjunction with radiologists and other high-ranking medical professionals like doctors.
Nurses (Registered) work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities and community health centres. They provide preventative and rehabilitative health care to patients and assistance to doctors and surgeons.
Sonographers operate ultrasonic equipment designed to diagnose medical conditions. Sonography uses ultrasonic waves to get images of the body. Receiving specialised training in using sonography equipment is essential to perform this job. Sonograms are also utilised to gain images of the breast, abdominal area and the brain.
Speech Professionals and Audiologists work in the field of human hearing. They diagnose and help treat those with hearing defects as well as communication related problems. Various types of technology and strategies are employed with the goal being to help those with hearing defects achieve better overall communication outcomes.
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials work with athletes in terms of teaching, training and officiating at games. Coaches and instructors help participants learn and understand rules of sport and help them develop their skills.
Sportspersons are professional athletes who are paid to work as individuals or on a team for the purpose of entertaining fans. They usually specialise in one sport. Depending on the sport, the position may be part-time or full-time.
Surgeons treat diseases, deformities, human functioning, and injuries by invasive methods. Surgeons use specialised instruments and appliances, and sometimes manual manipulation.
Veterinarians work with animals. They diagnose animals and work to treat and prevent their diseases. They also patch up animals after injuries and offer advice for preventative care to animals owners.
Veterinary Nurses support Veterinarians to perform inspections, procedures and operations for the treatment of animals. They typically meet with clients and their animals prior to the Veterinarian to evaluate the concern or injury of the animal. They should have an interest in helping animals and be able to perform a variety of functions and services.