Career structure and pay
As a nurse or midwife, there are many interesting and diverse career options available. Nursing and midwifery provide opportunities to experience, and progress in, many different specialty areas.
Whether you choose to work in a ward-based environment or move into other areas such as staff development, policy development or management, there is a stream of nursing or midwifery to suit most people.
Due to the range of professional levels within nursing and midwifery, there are a number of salary levels. These are dependent on skill, experience and qualifications.
You can complete postgraduate studies to further your qualifications or participate in hospital-based professional development to keep up-to date with your clinical skills.
Nurses and midwives also work in varied locations, from rural posts to tertiary metropolitan hospitals in Australia or even overseas.
The various challenging work environments nursing offers provides numerous benefits while maintaining flexibility and balance in your personal life.