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Where can my interest in health take me?

Exercise and physical activity can positively affect human life in a variety of ways and employment for sports and fitness workers in Australia is projected to increase by 15.9 percent by May 2024.1

By choosing a career in the growing exercise and sport industries, you may find yourself working in a diverse range of positions in sports, fitness, rehabilitation, health, government, aged care, education or recreation.  Other industries where high levels of education, leadership, communication and organisation are valued also offer great opportunities for University of South Australia graduates.

In today’s complex health and wellness systems there is increasing demand for non-clinical roles related to the improvement and maintenance of individual and population health.

Read through the testimonials below to find out about career pathways of some of our graduates, and download the brochure for a quick snapshot of where your subjects and interests can take you in health.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019.

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Explore your active career options

 

HEALTH RESEARCHER OR RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Design, manage and direct research projects related to non-clinical health care

CLINICAL MANAGER 
Oversee day-to-day management of the workplace, develop and implement policies, and set and monitor budgets.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 
Ensure the growth and overall health and vitality of a region; community development officers might work for non-profit organisations, social service agencies and financial institutions.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER 
Support individuals to live as independently as possible, offering physical, emotional and social support.

HEALTHY POLICY ANALYST 
Responsible for conducting research into the effectiveness of proposed health care policies.

HEALTHY AGEING OFFICER 
Develop and coordinate a range of ‘healthy ageing’ programs for older people.

EVALUATION OFFICER 
Plan, develop and undertake evaluations of models of care across health systems.

PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGER 
Maintain healthcare standards, manage finances, coordinate treatment programs, and provide an efficient healthcare operation; responsible for human resources within a healthcare system and marketing and promotion of new treatments and healthcare policies to the public.

CLINICAL TRIALS COORDINATOR 
Conduct and implement clinical trials through site set up, ongoing liaison and data monitoring for quality control, project management and monitoring of participants.

SPORT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Responsible for coordinating club and athlete participation in sports programs, as well as improving the performance of individuals and teams.

COMMUNITY AND ALLIED HEALTH WORKER
Support and assist the work of allied health professionals, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dieticians.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING ADVISOR 
Provide advice on healthy active lifestyles and nutrition to support wellbeing.

HUMAN MOVEMENT PRACTITIONER 
Engage a broad population of people and groups throughout the lifespan to be more physically active using a broad range of modalities for health, fitness and wellbeing.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION PRACTITIONER 
Facilitate nature-based outdoor learning experiences for personal and group development, health and wellbeing, environmental learning, sustainability and social justice.

SPORTS COACH
Provide expert training advice to sporting professionals, and analyse their performances to provide further feedback and development strategies.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Analyse performance data to provide individual and team statistics relating to key performance indicators.

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