Help people achieve
better health

There is great job satisfaction in helping people live full and healthy lives. You could make a tangible impact in the lives of others through study in health and medicine, nursing, public health, social work, and human geography. Whether you’d like to have a role in one-to-one healthcare, or in shaping health outcomes at a community level, study at UOW can help you get there.

How will you help people to better health?

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Social Science & Advocacy
I wanted to do something along the lines of health and nutrition, but I also want to do something that was in line with psychology. Epidemiology is looking at trends in diseases. I think everybody has the right to a healthy lifestyle. I want to educate people to make better decisions about their health. Nicole Gonzaga Bachelor of Public Health (Epidemiology)

Stories to inspire you

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My mum and all my Aunties are nurses, here and back home in Chile. That sparked something for me, hearing their conversations about caring for their patients. I just like seeing how you can make a difference in someone’s life just by advocating for them, making sure they’re comfortable or those little things that can make a difference. Camila Miranda Bachelor of Nursing

See where your degree could take you

Your interest in helping others to better health could lead to a diverse and rewarding career, with opportunities in direct healthcare, allied health, public health and social work.

No matter your path, your UOW degree is appreciated by employers; UOW is consistently rated in the world's top 200 by global employers (QS Graduate Employability rankings). Here are just some of the careers you could pursue:

  • Aged care manager
  • Allied health professional
  • Child protection officer
  • Clinical nurse consultant
  • Community planning and development manager
  • Dietitian
  • Disability care worker
  • Emergency nurse
  • Environmental health officer
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Exercise scientist / physiologist
  • Family and community services manager
  • Geospatial Intelligence Officer
  • Health administrator 
  • Health care manager
  • Health promotion officer 
  • Indigenous health officer
  • Industry health worker
  • Mental health advocate
  • Natural resource manager
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Population analyst
  • Public health project manager
  • Refugee services advocate
  • Registered nurse
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Social worker
  • Specialist nurse
  • Sustainability educator
  • Water Resource Manager
  • Youth worker
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