It’s well-known that Australia’s population is aging. According to the Australian Government, the percentage of Australians over 65 is projected to increase to 18.7 per cent by 2031 — that’s a big jump from the recorded 13.8 per cent in 2011. As a result, the aged care sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia.
A career in aged care can be demanding and challenging, but many report that it’s an overall enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Are you patient and empathetic with good communication skills? Do you have a desire to help others to live a healthy, dignified life? Here are five of many reasons a career in aged care could be for you: