Health Careers
There are hundreds of careers in the health sector. There are the obvious roles like being a nurse, dentist or doctor or there are other jobs such as a dietician, ambulance officer, counsellor or non-clinical roles.

To get the career you want after finishing school, you should start thinking about the subjects you are studying now and where they will take you. For example, if you are interested in medicine, you should be taking science and maths.

If you aren't in school or have been working for a while, you can still get into a career in the health sector. Some roles offer on-the-job training and others require study.

Tertiary level training or study is required for many health careers, which can be carried out at a range of tertiary institutions nationwide.

To find out more information about tertiary institutions and the requirements to enter your chosen health profession use the Health Careers A-Z search or have a look at the Career Services website which provides career advice and planning assistance.

Kia Ora Hauora

Whakamau, Whakau, Whakaora i te ao Māori!
Recruit, Retain and Revitalise the Māori health workforce

Kia Ora Hauora is a Māori Health workforce development programme aimed at students and current health sector workers to promote health careers as a great career choice!

The programme has been developed in response to the national and international shortage of health sector workers - and the demand for more Māori health professionals in the sector.

Now is the ideal time to get into health - we need you now!

The programme is lead by Counties Manukau DHB and links with four regional DHB hubs (Northern, Midland, Central and Southern) who actively deliver the Kia Ora Hauora programme within their regions.

The Kia Ora Hauora website contains a range of helpful information targeted at Māori secondary school and tertiary tauira and people within the community considering a career change.

Students can access health careers information and support aimed at encouraging a health career, staying in study and understanding the variety of employment opportunities in health.

There is also information on what support is available with study and your finances. The site enables access to Māori mentors, and information and updates of regional initiatives.

If you'd like to find out more about Kia Ora Hauora visit