Friday, December 9, 2011

Nursing Jobs In Australia Enable Work And Travel by Kathryn Dawson

The Australian Government have made it clear that they wish to attract more nursing and medical staff from around the world into their country. A national shortage down under is great news for anyone wishing to combine their job with travel. The population of Australia is steadily increasing and this combined with an aging population means that there are too many nursing staff posts to fill by Australians themselves. The Government are looking towards foreign workers to fill the void. There are consequently some excellent career opportunities available for qualified nurses that provide good pay, ongoing training and experience and a very high quality of life that Australia has come to be known for. From short posts to much longer, nursing staff have a host of opportunities available to them down under.

There is plenty of flexibility when it comes to applying for positions in Australia or New Zealand. Anyone wishing to enjoy a short trip is welcome to do so as there are posts of just a few months long available. By keeping the experience short you are able to gain all the benefits and opportunities of taking part in such a contract with none of the stresses or strains of leaving behind friends and family. Alternatively there are much longer positions too if you are looking to live long term in a new country. Some professionals choose to continually take up new postings so that they can see all parts of the world. This is a great way to get paid whilst seeing the world, and it often provides the opportunity to work in poorer countries or those affected by natural disasters or even war.

It is important to consider how long you would like to be away for before embarking on this journey. Feeling like you are home too early can be just as bad as feeling homesick whilst there so it's important to get the length of contract right. It is natural that the process of applying for jobs may seem daunting. Fortunately there are agencies that specialise in just this - relocating nurses and medical professionals abroad. They will ensure all visas are obtained, housing is organised and will act as a good base off which to jump. There are different agencies available and some will offer choice as to where you want to go, whereas others will not. Make sure you know which type you are signed up with to ensure you end up going somewhere you planned to.

Australia is a great destination for nursing staff from the UK. The language is the same, the cultures are not that different yet it provides a totally different, more relaxed and sunnier way of life. There seems to be a "work hard, play hard" attitude in Australia which means you can bank on having a great life outside of work enjoying past times such as surfing, swimming in the sea, traveling to other parts of the country or enjoying the night life in one of the many bustling and cosmopolitan cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide. With each city being very different from one another, you may want to do your homework beforehand or talk to others that have been there in order to pick one that is most suited to your personality and objectives. Alternatively if small outback towns are more you style then you may want to avoid a city altogether and request a posting elsewhere.

Taking up nursing jobs in Australia can be a great way to develop your skills, further your career, get paid whilst you travel and enjoy new experiences that may otherwise be lacking. Short term contracts are perfect for those wishing to experience a quick adventure before settling down into long term work, whereas long terms posts are perfect for those wishing to experience living in a new country altogether. There are plenty of opportunities for health professionals across the spectrum with a large number of registered nurse jobs available. Those looking for a mental heath nurse job will find Australia and New Zealand delivers too.