Working in aged care means having a career with potential job growth and endless opportunities. According to seek, the aged care industry will have a 25.4% projected job growth within the next 5 years. And in addition to this, the aged care industry will never go bust. There will always be people requiring care within a residential facility or from their own home.
Along with job stability, here are some other reasons why you should start a career in aged care.
Satisfaction of knowing you’re improving someone’s quality of life
Knowing that what you do has a positive impact on someone’s day/life makes getting up and going to work much easier.
Seeing your clients smile
Being able to put a smile on someone’s face as part of your job makes the hard work worth it. Some clients may not see anyone other than their carer some days. Therefore, as an aged care worker you provide that social interaction that your clients may lack. And clients are always happy and have a smile on their face when they see you (most of the time)!
You get to meet lots of new people
As an aged care worker, you will most likely work with a variety of clients from all walks of life. You get the opportunity to form life-long relationships with your clients, as well as their families.
You learn new things every day
The elderly are full of interesting stories. Some of your clients may have lived through significant times like the war, and they’re always keen to set aside time to tell these tales. You might hear about their love stories, times of war or mischievous things they got up to in their youth.
Aged care work can be challenging, but the rewards outweigh the challenges. Being able to better someone’s quality of life, be a friend, and highlight of your client’s day, makes aged care work one of the most heart-warming jobs you can do.
Work anywhere in Australia
Gaining your Certificate 3 in Individual Support (Ageing) is a nationally recognised qualification, therefore you can work ANYWHERE in Australia! Aged care workers are needed everywhere in the country, which makes it easy to travel and pick-up work along the way.
Interested in aged care work?
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Most importantly, our aged care courses are government-funded for eligible students*. Call the friendly HITsa team on 08 8375 2800 to find out more.