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Top Benefits of being a Healthcare worker in NZ

Wondering why you should #SayYesToHealthcare? Here are 6 solid reasons that might make you want to join the Healthcare workforce. 

1. Making a difference in people’s lives In New Zealand, we have a high value on community or as we popularly know it as - Whanau – an all-encompassing term that brings people together as one, as family. As a healthcare assistant, you will have the privilege of assisting a diverse range of patients and making them feel welcomed and looked after. Your journey with people and their families through difficult times and build relationships that are pivotal for their health and wellbeing not just at the time but for their future too. You are not just a healthcare worker but a way forward for someone in need, you help them live life a better way. Going home every day knowing you’ve made a difference brings a sense of fulfillment that cannot be bought or paid for. This is an ultimately motivating factor that makes you excited to get up for work everyday! If you want a career that is emotionally and financially rewarding where you have the opportunity to help those around you every day, our healthcare course is for you. Many people choose to study our healthcare course not just because of the career stability and steady earnings but because they are passionate about the health and wellbeing of those around them. In our New Zealand Diploma in Healthcare, Aging and Disability Services (Applied Practice), we have a special emphasis on your placement and the value of practical learning! You get to have a whopping 300 hours of hands-on study as a part of the course which is an invaluable source of experience that makes you highly employable right from the get-go! 2. Excellent career stability and steady earnings

Having a stable career takes a huge weight off your shoulders financially. The comfort of knowing there will always be ample job opportunities is just one of the many compelling factors of studying Health Science. The world is advancing and technology is taking over many roles, but not in the Healthcare industry. The industry is looking out for rightly skilled Healthcare workers, that is why there is an increase in the enrolments in healthcare courses. Stability is something you can count-on with a career in this industry. People will always need healthcare and this directly correlates to the constant need for qualified and trained individuals to fill the vacancies.

3. A highly stimulating work environment that keeps you on your toes There is never a dull day in the healthcare industry! As a health-care professional, your work environment is ever-changing. You face new challenges constantly that keep you engaged and excited by your work. Journeying with people from all walks of life means you are presented with different problem-solving opportunities every day. This makes for an engaging and stimulating work environment. Another super awesome aspect of the Healthcare industry is the wide variety of roles on offer – there is really something for everyone whether you look forward to working with dementia patients or focusing more on mental health and overall wellbeing. The possibilities are endless in the healthcare industry when it comes to finding a role that fits your personality and strengths. The industry is ever-changing which means your environment is always exciting and fresh! You are constantly learning new things and meeting new people every day!

4. A truly caring career As a healthcare worker, you get to have a very hands-on approach to your work. Rather than being stuck behind a computer screen or at a desk, you are constantly in the presence of the people you are helping. This career is all about real human interaction and the trust you build with your patients. The more personal and connected you are to your patients the more looked after and at home they feel and the sooner they heal. Being face to face every day brings a real sense of community and connection to your work. If you love working with people and have a genuine concern for those around you, this industry is for you. 5. A sense of worth Going home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference in someone’s life is a feeling like no other. The knowledge that you are providing care for those in need will bring a real richness to your life. Every day you have the opportunity to care and help those around you and feel accomplished in the fact that your expertise is changing someone’s day to day life! The practical aspect of our Healthcare courses will expertly prepare you for a successful career in healthcare services. You will have the technical expertise and practical skills to really thrive in your chosen field! Stepping back from your work and being proud of what you have achieved means you will experience real job satisfaction!

6. Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) The Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) is an initiative by New Zealand Govt. to support NZ domestic learners to undertake vocational education and training without fees. AGI's Healthcare level 5 and 6 programmes are a part of the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). We'd be happy to get on a call and share more information on this.

So if these reasons make you smile, contact us right away and we can take you on your journey to becoming a successful Healthcare worker. And as mentioned in our previous blogs, we are located very close to all AT Hop stations 😄

We'll wait to hear from you soon! 

Until then, keep smiling and living your best life - 

The Knowledge Tree 



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