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Healthcare, Medical and Pharma in Australia

The healthcare, medical and pharma market in Australia is quite mature and is one of the richest in the entire Asia-Pacific region. The medical market in Australia ranks 13thin the world and the demand for pharmaceutical items is quite high in the Australian market. More than 500 companies in Australia are involved in the pharmaceutical industry. The Australian country has advanced healthcare system and the Australian pharmaceuticals market is always competing with the European markets of Sweden and Netherlands. As a result of this growth, healthcare, medical and pharma job market in Australia offers a wide range of job options for aspiring students.

The pharmaceutical market in Australia is filled with imported products. More than 85% of the total medical devices are imported from other countries. Most of the companies are US, Ireland, Germany, USA and Italy based and about 65% of the total products are imported from the US market. The prices of pharmaceutical items in Australia are quite low as is normal in all developed economies. Australian doctors use the state-of-the-art equipments and facilities and there is a constant need for high quality medical products. Australia however, does not have a remarkable market for generic products. The Australian government has a healthcare scheme, which is the major buyer of medical equipments. The private sector in Australia is also actively involved in the medical industry. In fact, the Australian Federal government spends 50% of its income in medical expenditure, while the private sector industries spend 30% and the rest 20% is spent by the State governments. Australia spends more than UK and New Zealand on healthcare sector but lesser than the US.

As a result of this advanced medical sector, the healthcare, medical and pharma job market in Australia is well developed and there are varied fields in which one can apply. Some of the common medical related jobs in Australia include:
  • Administration/Admissions
  • Aged/Disabled Care
  • Nursing/Midwives
  • Aged Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Ambulance/Paramedic
  • Chiropractor
  • Allied Health
  • Dietician
  • Safety Inspector
  • Recovery/Theatre
  • Assistant-In-Nursing
  • Community
  • Critical Care/ICU
  • Other: RN/Div 1
  • Social Work
  • Medical Specialist
  • Clinical/Medical Research
  • Dental
  • Environmental Services
  • Management
  • Natural Therapy
  • Optical
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Medical
  • Physiotherapy
  • Midwifery
  • Other: EN/Div 2
  • OT/Rehab
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Educator
  • Paediatric
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Emergency
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Mental Health
  • Veterinarian/Animal Welfare
  • Pharmacy
  • Sales Execs/Reps
  • Psychology/Counselling
  • Radiology/Sonography
  • Surgery
  • Pathology
There are many medical schools in Australia, which provide excellent education facilities in the healthcare, medical, and pharma fields. The main motto of these programs is to train the prospective students in becoming the leading doctors of Australia in the coming years. The pioneering institute in this field was the Flinders University in Adelaide and other universities like-- University of Melbourne School of Medicine, University of Queensland School of Medicine, University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Australia Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University School of Medicine, University of Newcastle Faculty of Health, Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine and University of Tasmania School of Medicine following the footsteps. All of these medical programs are accredited by the Australian Medical Council.

With the highly developed medical market in Australia, jobs in the field of healthcare, medical and pharma is one of the best options in the country.
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