5 Aged Care benefits for a fulfilling career
Aged Care workers are a uniquely skilled group of people who spend their days improving the lives of older Australians, by providing much-needed medical support and day-to-day living assistance.
So, why do nearly 176,000 people choose a career in Aged Care? What benefits does Aged Care offer? And what kind of person is best suited to the career? To answer all your questions (including some you might not have thought of) read up on our courses:
And to get you started, here are 5 great things you will only find by working in Aged Care.
1. Never out of a job
Aged Care as an industry is expected to almost double from 2018 to 2023, from 175,800 workers to 245,000. Around 15% of the population is aged 65 or over, which for you as an Aged Care worker translates to job security and endless professional development prospects.
2. Every day is different
Ask anyone in Aged Care and they will tell you the same thing: there is no such thing as a dull day. Being able to think on your feet and bring a dynamic, resilient attitude to Aged Care will benefit you and the people you work with.
3. Your contributions matter
Whether you are interested in residential work, community support, case management, program coordination, policy development or any other area in Aged Care, the strength of skilled individuals is what holds up this essential industry.
Nowhere else do you have the opportunity to bring your unique abilities to a job you enjoy, while also brightening so many people’s lives.
4. The personal touch
We believe one of the biggest Aged Care benefits is the relationships you develop, which in turn inspire your best work. You can expect to meet all kinds of people, share beautiful moments with elderly people, their families and your colleagues, and always be inspired by the people around you.
5. Flexibility throughout your career
Aged Care certainly isn’t slowing down, so it needs people like you who can find solutions and put them into action. And in turn, you will be rewarded not just with a sense of accomplishment but with the flexibility Aged Care offers. Did you know 2 out of 3 Aged Care workers are part-time?
Take the first step towards a career that is equal parts rewarding, flexible, challenging and exciting by contacting TrainSmart Australia to request course materials.