Healthcare relates to medicine, chiropody, dentistry and a whole range of alternative therapies and specialisms. Some fields, like dentistry, can be very high earning, whereas others, like missionary work in third world countries, are simply rewarding in themselves.


You will need to be highly skilled in both chemistry and biology. This type of degree requires studying long and harsh hours – in preparation and during the course.


For this degree, career opportunities can be grouped into ambulance services, dentistry, healthcare science, psychological therapies, and midwifery.

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“4 reasons a healthcare degree can lead to a stable career”

Choosing a path to take as a new uni student can be an overwhelming experience. There are several factors to think about, including the amount of money you will make, the amount of time it will take to achieve your degree, and how much you will enjoy the associated career. An important thing to cons… read more

4 Healthcare Degrees for Altruistic Medical Students

“4 Healthcare Degrees for Altruistic Medical Students”

Those who find themselves feeling the call to help others may have some difficulty in choosing the best career path. But working in healthcare can be a great way for altruistic students to use their talents in making others feel better both physically and emotionally. Those who have a strong sense o… read more


“5 Reasons Studying Healthcare May Be The Right Idea”

Healthcare degrees appeal to many different types of people. In this field, you can study how to become a dental hygienist, home health aide, pharmacist, or health information technician. You can almost guarantee that there is a healthcare profession that fits your personality and passion. If you’… read more

Making the Case for a Degree in Massage Therapy - Anica Oaks

“Making the Case for a Degree in Massage Therapy - Anica Oaks”

A degree in massage therapy can prepare you for a rewarding career where you can truly help people. Massage has been getting more and more popular in recent years. This has created the demand for more people who are skilled at massage therapy. Whether you want to work for someone or set up your own … read more

A Day In The Life Of...An EDT Worker

“A Day In The Life Of...An EDT Worker”

In December 2015 i-studentglobal spoke to a number of healthcare professionals to find out a bit more about their daily working lives. We spoke to Charlotte Flynn, a Support Worker in the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) for Social Services at Lancashire County Council.  How long have you been w… read more

What's it actually like being an optometrist?

“What's it actually like being an optometrist?”

The best way to find out about a career is to speak to people who have been doing that job for a number of years. By all means talk to careers advisors and teachers, but the real insight will come from asking people who are actually doing the job 9-5, 5 days per week! My name is Tim Harwood and I a… read more

Optometry in Australia

“Optometry in Australia”

Australia is a vast and beautiful country with friendly people, a great lifestyle and inviting climate. A booming economy and multicultural, cosmopolitan cities offer fantastic shopping, dining, entertainment, arts, leisure and sporting opportunities. Tourism is a major industry and landscape dive… read more

Osteopathy at the Olympics

“Osteopathy at the Olympics”

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games marked the first time osteopathic practitioners have been included in the host nation medical services. Working alongside sports medicine specialists, chiropractors, physiotherapists and other health professionals, osteopaths assisted with the support an… read more

Male midwives - a handful of people changing the rules

“Male midwives - a handful of people changing the rules”

Women are increasingly represented in every working environment, but for men there is still one taboo. Gender equality in employment has made huge progress over the last century and Australia is ahead of the curve as one of the few countries in the world to have elected a female Prime Minister, Jul… read more

A student paramedics experience

“A student paramedics experience”

Sinead Leaf tells us about her experience studying an Emergency Health (Paramedic) degree in Australia. As a third year paramedic student in Australia I have the best of both worlds: studying an ever-changing, exciting course, and being able to do it on the sunny beaches of Victoria. When I was fi… read more

Moving for life: physiotherapy in Canada

“Moving for life: physiotherapy in Canada”

Find out how to pursue a physiotherapy career in Canada. ‘Keeping British Columbians moving for life’ is the motto that the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia has taken, and the Association’s membership of over 2,000 British Columbian physiotherapists all work diligently to do just… read more

A career in osteopathy

“A career in osteopathy”

Studying osteopathy can put you on the right path to a highly satisfying and rewarding career. Osteopathy is an holistic system of treatment for a wide range of conditions. It is based on the principle that structure governs function and that good health is dependent upon the balanced interrelation… read more

US health care opportunities

“US health care opportunities”

One of the fastest growing industries in the USA, healthcare provides many varied employment opportunities. Here, the Nebraska Hospital Association gives us a specific insight into the array of healthcare careers available in just one state. Healthcare is among the fastest growing industries in the… read more

Physiotherapy: a truly international career

“Physiotherapy: a truly international career”

Studying physiotherapy in New Zealand is the perfect way to start a career that lets you travel all over the world to help people affected by health problems, injury or disability, says Ailsa Cornell of Physiotherapy New Zealand. Physiotherapists make a big difference in people’s lives. Physiothe… read more

A bright future for healthcare professionals

“A bright future for healthcare professionals”

A career in healthcare has endless possibilities, allowing the flexibility to choose a specialty that fits individual interests and abilities. From birth to death, healthcare professionals provide critical support and care to people across their lifespan. A broad range of healthcare specialties are… read more

Traditional Chinese medicine

“Traditional Chinese medicine”

An article from the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association outlining what traditional Chinese medicine entails and the role of practitioners. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of primary healthcare that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, remedial massage (a… read more