I am already a registered nurse in my country? Why Australia?
You may think like this: I am already a registered nurse in my home country, having a stable job, working in a big hospital, doing my routine shift, taking care of patients, so on and so forth. Why would I go to Australia to be a registered nurse there? Of course, besides fact that the country to work is Australia, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy, and with the world's fifth-highest per capita income. (Source: wikipedia)
It is true that there is so such thing like the "best country in the world", there is only country that you might want to work in and live in. As an experienced registered nurse, if you want to have a change in your life, to go overseas to work and live, perhaps Australia can be a country of your consideration. Here are some facts about working as a registered nurse in Australia, which are extracted from Australian Bureau of Statistics and others.
Benefits of being an Australian registered nurse
- Benefits Details
- Average Salary AUD6,534 per month
- Starting Salary (Source: Government of Western Australia) AUD4,866 per month
- Working Hours Average of 33 hours in a week
- Immigration Possibility in Australia Very high. Registered Nurses are on Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
- Work Opportunities in Australia Increases in demand for health services, brought about in part by an ageing population, have escalated shortages in qualified nurses
- Career Focus in Australia Coronary Care, Child & Family Health, Intensive Care, Midwifery, Emergency Nursing, Mental Health, Occupational Health, Surgical Nursing, Rehabilitation as well as Rural and Remote Community Nursing. There's also the option of moving into a management-based role, education or research