The healthcare sector presents two exciting challenges for you as a career-minded professional looking for opportunities to continue – and expand – within your chosen field. It is a growing Australian industry and its needs are changing.
As a clinical nurse consultant at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, Belynda Abbott knows first-hand the benefits of taking an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. She recently completed a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University (SCU) Online, the only university to offer this approach to learning.
With the support of his workplace during his Graduate Certificate, Master of Healthcare student Dave Levings is making significant progress in his nursing career at a public sector hospital in Queensland. Read more about how he is making a bigger contribution to the hospital and within his team.
It is becoming all too clear that further study strengthens an individual’s career potential. We only need to look as far as our own student cohort at Southern Cross University and their outstanding achievements to see evidence of this.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is linked with generating high levels of productivity, creating better jobs (and more of them) as well as securing healthy economies. That’s just some of the reasons why the capabilities that come along with STEM – including creative problem solving and critical thinking – are becoming an increasingly large focus in the Australian classroom.
A career in the healthcare sector is both rewarding and gratifying, allowing you to contribute to your community and society at large. If you’re a current professional looking to further your career, you might be looking for more senior opportunities. From becoming a hospital CEO to managing a medical practice or a brand new pharmaceutical product line, the opportunities to add more value to the health sector are endless.
In the complex and varied field of IT, needing the right knowledge and technical skills is a given. But, in such a competitive and rapidly changing environment, professionals need an extra edge to stand out. Having the right soft skills ensures that projects are better managed and are more likely to run smoothly. Organisations are picking up on the value of candidates who exhibit certain soft skills and are looking for the traits below when hiring IT managers.
Engineering is challenging, and that’s why it’s so rewarding. Engineers are trained to isolate problems and find efficient, well-designed solutions. However, in our haste to solve the problems in front of us, we can forget to look at the bigger picture.
So, you’re an experienced project manager and you’ve been thinking about formalising that experience with a Masters for a while, but it just never seems to be the right time. You make enquiries between projects, and you’re keen to sign up, but another project lands on your desk and you know it’s going to be more 60-hour weeks.
There was a time when law firms tended to choose their leadership team from among their own ranks. That’s no longer the case.