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Explore career paths in health

The health sector is expected to grow as it adapts to the needs of New Zealand’s population, which is growing larger and, on average, older.

Introduction to careers in health

Health sector workers don’t only work in hospitals. You’ll also find them working in medical practices, community health services, schools, hospices, prisons, private clinics, dental surgeries, and more.
Balancing work and medical school
Balancing work and medical school
Both work and medical school can be incredibly strenuous on their own, which means pairing them can be a nightmare. Fort…
Study tips for students in New Zealand
Study tips for students in New Zealand
Whether you’re about to graduate or at the beginning, developing productive habits can improve your academic experience …
How to get an internship in New Zealand
How to get an internship in New Zealand
Completing an internship can give you a sizable advantage when applying for graduate jobs and programmes. We’ll help you…
Balancing work and medical school
Balancing work and medical school
Both work and medical school can be incredibly strenuous on their own, which means pairing them can be a nightmare. Fort…
Study tips for students in New Zealand
Study tips for students in New Zealand
Whether you’re about to graduate or at the beginning, developing productive habits can improve your academic experience …
How to get an internship in New Zealand
How to get an internship in New Zealand
Completing an internship can give you a sizable advantage when applying for graduate jobs and programmes. We’ll help you…

Free short course trials

Before you decide on next steps, jump in and test the waters with these free short courses

Ever wondered what it's like to study health? Now's your chance to find out! Jump in and learn key concepts from leading course providers.


Get an introduction to different human body parts and their functions, from organ systems to cell structure and tissues.
Discover the crucial components and systems in the human body that keep us alive and healthy.
Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today, on this free nutrition course.

Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in health?
Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue health further? Check out these related courses!
While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in health, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!

Certificate

Want to improve the lives of vulnerable people within your community? This programme is the perfect starting point for a career in social services, where you'll learn the fundamental skills needed to improve the lives of people who are dealing with violence and/or abuse.

Certificate

Want to improve the lives of with people with disabilities? This programme is the perfect starting point for a career in community facilitation, where you'll learn the fundamental skills needed to enable good lives for people with disabilities and their family/whanau.

Bachelor

The BHSc provides a multidisciplinary understanding of health, healthcare and its services in New Zealand. It focuses on population health, considering issues such as the socio-economic and behavioural factors affecting health and health provision.