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Midwives provide care, education, advice and support to women and their families during pregnancy, labour and birth, and provide postnatal care to women and babies in the early weeks following birth.

Nannies care for children as employees in private households.

Natural therapists specialise in a range of complementary and alternative medical techniques and remedies (including homeopathy, herbalism and aromatherapy), which they use to diagnose, treat and prevent physical illness or dysfunction.

Nuclear Medicine Scientists (also known as Nuclear Medicine Technologists) are highly skilled health experts who use very small quantities of radionuclides to diagnose diseases — by detecting physiological and metabolic changes within the body and using the same principles to treat diseases. A career in nuclear medicine combines the humanities of patient care, sociology of health, cutting-edge science (instrumentation and computing) with health/medical science. Get qualified to deliver radionuclide therapies and to provide diagnosis using a gamma camera, SPECT, PET, SPECT/CT, PET/CT, PET/MRI and CT. If you believe that radiography or radiation therapy could be a suitable career choice for you, then a career in nuclear medicine, which combines imaging and therapy, would be a great fit. The starting average weekly salary for fresh graduates ranges from $1,288, with the potential to increase to $1,430 or more as you gain experience, along with superannuation benefits (according to Indeed data).

Enrolled nurses, under the direction and supervision of registered nurses, assist with the provision of acute, preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing care in hospitals, aged-care facilities, the community and other healthcare settings.

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Registered nurses assess, plan, provide and evaluate preventative, curative and rehabilitative care for patients, clients and residents in a wide variety of settings.

Nursing managers direct nursing care units in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.

Nutritionists study and provide advice about dietary habits to encourage the achievement of a healthy lifestyle.

Occupational therapists assess and treat people who, due to illness, injury or circumstance, are limited in their ability to undertake everyday activities. They assist people to regain lost functions, develop their abilities and social skills, as well as maintain and promote independence in their everyday lives to enhance health and wellbeing.

Operating theatre technicians prepare and maintain operating theatres and equipment, assist surgical and anaesthetic teams during operations, and provide support to patients in recovery.

Optical dispensers interpret optical prescriptions and fit and service optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses.

Optical mechanics make precision optical parts; grind, polish and surface prescription lenses and contact lenses; and fit lenses to spectacle frames.

Optometrists perform eye examinations to determine the presence of vision problems and other eye conditions and disease. They treat or manage these problems by prescribing glasses, contact lenses, optical aids, vision therapy, medication (in the form of eye drops) or referral to an eye surgeon when required.

Oral health therapists diagnose dental decay and gum diseases, work together with dentists to provide routine oral health care for children and adults, and also help to promote oral health and preventive dental practices among school children and the broader community.

Orientation and mobility specialists teach people who are blind or have low vision to move around their environment safely and with confidence. They usually work on a one-to-one basis.

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