Are your future job prospects keeping you awake at night?
A quick Google search and you will find that health care is one of the top 8 ‘future-proof’ career paths. Given the rise of automation, off shore services/production and the introduction of artificial intelligence, finding a role with job security has never been more pertinent. In fact, during an ABC interview with PWC economist Jeremy Thorpe he stated, “Over the next 20 years approximately 44 per cent of Australia’s jobs, that’s more than 5 million jobs, are at risk of being disrupted by technology, whether that’s digitisation or automation”.
According to Indeed, a prominent recruitment website, the health sector is having significant growth and in turn, high demand for health workers. “It appears from data collected from Indeed that 47% of the nursing vacancies are still difficult to fill. This type of job is highly dependent on people and they are not automated for the time being. Very strong social and communication skills, dedication and patience are required – properties that cannot be replaced by machines”.
Along with a supply shortage of new recruits, research undertaken by McCrindle (2018) shows that Australia is headed to a mass retirement of our aged care workers. At present approximately 350,000*, equating to half the current workforce, are of retirement age.
The challenge we face as a growing Aged Care provider is meeting our continuous demand for passionate and skilled care workers, nurses and other health professionals with a declining workforce.”, said Lauren Knight, People & Workplace Officer at Anglican Care.
McCrindle’s Aged Care Puzzle below is a fun snapshot of the impacts facing the Australian aged care industry. The report shows our population of seniors over 85+ will triple by 2047 to 1.9 million. It also state to maintain the current ratio of aged care workers to people aged 85+, the industry will need to grow by an incredible 129,945 workers in the next ten years.
“If you’re looking for a reliable and long term career path, the aged care sector has fantastic prospects. Not only is it a growing industry, working with the elderly can be extremely rewarding and there are a number of career pathways you can take with the support of Anglican Care”, said Lauren.
A career in Aged Care not only provides strong employment opportunities but it also offers individuals endless pathways and benefits. The benefit of a career at Anglican Care includes:
- Access to training and professional support.
- Our organisation helps to improve the lives of seniors.
- The opportunity to develop strong relationships.
- Excellent career path opportunities.
- The opportunity to build your confidence and communication skills.
- Rewarding career path.
- We are local like you.
Anglican Care also has a variety of avenues in which you can build your career in Aged Care including:
- Residential Aged Care Homes
- Community Centers and in home support
There are a number of career paths you might choose to take:
- Nursing & Management
- Direct Care
- Hospitality Services
- Maintenance Services
- Laundry Services