Health and Allied Health

​Interested in health? There's more to health careers than only being a doctor or a nurse. Have you heard of Allied Health Careers? These professionals include,

but are not limited to:


• Audiologist:                                         Assessment, treatment and prevention of hearing and balance disorders.


Chiropractor:                                      Diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.


• Dietitian:                                              Advises patients on nutrition for health, weight management or for specific medical conditions.


 Exercise Physiologist:                       Focuses on therapy and rehabilitation of injury, chronic disease and disability through exercise.


Medical Imaging Professionals:    Including radiographers, sonographers and radiologists.


 Occupational Therapist:                 Assist people with illness or disability to develop or maintain daily living and work skills.


 Osteopath:                                          Works with manipulation of the musculoskeletal system to treat and prevent injury.


• Orthotist:                                            Prescribe, design and fit braces and other devices to aid mobility and rehabilitation, correct deformity and relieve   

                                                                 discomfort.


Perfusionist:                                       Operates a range of machinery during surgery (and in ICU) to monitor a patients physiological status.


• Pharmacist:                                        Prepare, dispense and manufacture medicines and advise on their appropriate use. Pharmacists may also work in a

                                                                  research capacity.


• Physiotherapist:                               Focuses on the diagnosis, management and prevention of movement disorders and injury.


• Podiatrist:                                          Treats conditions of the feet and lower limbs.


Psychologist:                                     Studies, treats and evaluates mental and behavioural processes.


• Social Worker:                                   Helps people deal with personal and social issues through counselling, community engagement, advocacy and various

                                                                 programmes.


• Speech Pathologist:                         Assess and treat patients who have a communication disability. Speech pathologists may also work with patients who have

                                                                 trouble swallowing.

Want to find out more about the exciting field of health and its various careers? Explore the websites below:

What to do? 

Health courses available in Victoria (always check VTAC and university websites for latest information, as courses can change):

 The following education providers offer natural health courses:

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