CAREER AREA: 2
HEALTH AND NATURAL SCIENCES

Subject advice

 

Maths, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences with complementary subjects such as Business Studies and Accounting are recommended for this career area.

 

University Courses

 

Maths, Physical Sciences or Life Sciences are compulsory for Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry, Pharmacology, Biological Sciences and Research, and Medical Support. Some universities will accept Maths Literacy (5) for Occupational Therapy. Maths or Maths Literacy is compulsory, and Life Sciences or Physical Sciences are highly recommended for Psychology, Social Work and Counselling and Medical Health Support.

 

University of Technology

 

Maths or Maths Literacy, Physical Sciences or Life Sciences are compulsory for most of the courses.

 

Private Institutions

 

Maths or Maths Literacy and Life Sciences or Physical Sciences are compulsory for most degrees or diplomas. Admission requirements differ from institution to institution.

 

Career Fields

 

  • Medical Practitioners
  • Optometry or Optometric Support
  • Dentistry or Dental Support
  • Medical Health Care
  • Biological Sciences and Research
  • Medical Support (Physical)
  • Psychology, Social Work and Counselling

I am trying to convince people — not only the public, but lawmakers and people in power — that investing in the frontier of science, however remote it may seem in its relevance to what you’re doing today, is a way of stockpiling the seed corns of future harvests of this nation.