Rural Health Careers

Rural Health Careers

Join a workforce with a strong community connection focused on making a difference and enjoy the balanced lifestyle a rural setting offers.

Healthcare is Australia’s largest employing industry. In the next five years, healthcare and social assistance is project to have the strongest employment growth of any industry over the five years to May 2023. A third of the workforce is based in rural/regional areas.

Victoria is home to the second largest healthcare workforce and nearly 82,300 new jobs were created in the past five years.*

A career in rural Victoria’s healthcare industry offers greater specialist opportunities and more clinical diversity. Explore the pathways into rural healthcare through our Rural Ambassadors’ stories and case studies.

*Source: Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business  (Australian Jobs 2019).

Discover your career pathways in rural health, in the below ‘Rural Health Careers: Explore the Possibilites’ booklet.

Spark your interest in a rural health career

Meet medical, nursing and allied health staff from Maryborough District Health Service.



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