Start your career in health care

Start your career in health care. From entry-level to specialised roles, Victoria’s regions need skilled health care workers now.

It’s forecast that a total of 83,324 new workers will be needed in the health care and social assistance industry in Victoria by 2026.*

Across Victoria, the demand for workers with health care skills is increasing. Demand is especially high in regional and rural areas. Technology is changing health care. The industry needs workers who can upskill to adapt. Investments in hospitals, care providers and facilities, are also driving growth.

Victoria’s population is ageing. Our health care needs will increase, and with that comes pressure on the system.

Most health care jobs need some qualifications. They can be from Vocational Education and Training (VET) or higher education. There are jobs in hospitals, clinics, pathology or with other providers. Disability care, mental and allied health care providers are in urgent need.

If you're passionate about health care and enjoy helping others thrive, this industry could be for you.

Explore the information below to learn more about working in the health care industry.

Health care printable profile

Learn more about training and job opportunities in Victoria's growing industries.

You can also find out about opportunities in your area of Melbourne or regional Victoria.

* Health care is part of the health care and social assistance industry.

Statistics source: Victorian Skills Authority Employment Forecast Dashboard.