Monash University - A career in health offers many benefits
15 October 2017

Monash University - A career in health offers many benefits

A career in health offers many benefits.

Did you know that employment in the healthcare and social assistance industry has increased by 445,600 jobs (or 51.5%) in the last 10 years! Healthcare and social assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia, employing more than 1.3 million people (or 11.5% of the total workforce). So the opportunities are endless. And future employment growth is expected to increase further as our population ages and developments in medical technology expand healthcare options.

In addition to the extra demand for workers, Australia continues to experience a shortage of skilled workers in the health sector, in particular: nurses, midwives, medical diagnostic radiographers and physiotherapists, clinical psychologists and general medical practitioners.

Monash University is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change.

In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age, making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving. Being a Monash student and graduate, you are sure that you will have a life-long prestigious degree that will enrich your life.

Monash is ranked:

  • Top 60 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings)
  • 21st in the World's Most International Universities in 2017 as released by Times Higher Education
  • #79 Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 2nd in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS WU Rankings by subjects)
  • the best university in Australia for engineering and technology (Times Higher Education, 2016-2017)
  • the best university in Australia for chemistry (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2015)
  • 41st in the world for clinical, pre-clinical medicine and health (Times Higher Education, 2016-2017)
  • 63rd in the world for business and economics (Times Higher Education, 2016-2017)   

Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences offers the most comprehensive suite of professional health training in Victoria, Australia. We consistently rank in the top 40 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences. Our academic staff are world-class researchers working across disciplines including laboratory-based medical science, applied clinical research, and social and public health research.

The faculty is also home to a number of leading medical and biomedical research institutes and groups, and has contributed to advances in many crucial areas: in vitro fertilisation, obesity research, drug design, cardiovascular physiology, functional genomics, infectious diseases, inflammation, psychology, neurosciences and mental health. Monash is the only Australian member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, a network of international eminent medical universities and teaching hospitals.

Courses offered by the faculty include medicine, nursing, radiography and medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics, paramedic studies, biomedical sciences, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, behavioural neurosciences and social work. A range of research and coursework postgraduate programs is also offered. For further info about course and careers at: http://www.handsonhealth.org.au/interviews.html and at: https://www.monash.edu/study/courses

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