The Carer

Pandas are caring animals who support their friends and family

I care a lot, it’s kind of my thing. I’m great at listening and solving my friends’ problems! I honestly enjoy helping others improve their lives, whether this be physically, emotionally, even medically and I’m not even qualified! Being there for others excites and motivates me to use these skills in whatever career path I will choose.

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Your strengths

We all have our own set of strengths. We’ve put together a list of what we think you can identify with. Check them out below!

Communication

You’re a fantastic communicator, you are liked by people because you always have other people’s interests in mind!

Health and Well-being

The greatest wealth is health! You enjoy improving the life of others, through sports, medicine, psychology or fitness. Seeing people be their best self is so satisfying!

Listening

People usually call you up when they are worried or need to talk through an issue. People tell you their stories and you really hear them out!

Relationships

You love helping others. You genuinely care what others think and feel, and you’re pretty good at giving advice. People usually come to you!

Things that you can improve on

If only we could be good at everything! Here are a few areas that you could improve on:

  • Things that require skills in manual tasks related to construction – think tradie!
  • Roles that require a high level of human interaction but for the benefit of selling a product or service instead of helping an individual
  • Tasks that purely focus on the use of technology
  • Skills or knowledge in maths and science to construct and engineer products or buildings
  • Focusing on information and processes in professional services - think business or education settings
  • Repetition and administration tasks
 
Don’t feel bad about the points above, you can always improve on these!

So, what do you look for in a role?

A few things to consider when you’re looking for a role

  • Working with people
  • Helping people improve themselves
  • Working to improve physical or mental well-being
  • Opportunities to build relationships
  • Offering personal support for others
Roles in the medical and health care path seems intriguing to you

Kick-starting your career

Don’t know where to start? Check out these entry-level career paths you can start on today!

  • A receptionist role might be up your alley, speak to some doctors offices or healthcare environment and gain experience understanding what that business does
  • Volunteer work is another great way to get experience, sign up to help kids in need, or spend the day in an aged care facility.
  • Get a casual job at your local gym as front of house

The Carer's list of ideal careers

Wondering where you could end up? Explore the list below and map out your future career options!

Find out more careers suited to the ‘carer’ you are!
  • Aged and Disabled Carers
  • Ambulance Officers and Paramedics
  • Anaesthetists
  • Caretakers
  • Child Care Centre Managers
  • Child Carers
  • Chiropractors and Osteopaths
  • Complementary Health Therapists
  • Conservation Parks and Wildlife Officer
  • Counsellors
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists
  • Dental Practitioners
  • Dietitians
  • Diversional Therapists
  • Education Aides
  • Funeral Workers
  • Generalist Medical Practitioners
  • Health and Welfare Services Managers
  • Health Information Managers
  • Human Resource Clerks
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Indigenous Health Workers
  • Internal Medicine Specialists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Imaging Professionals
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Medical Technicians
  • Midwives
  • Ministers of Religion
  • Nanny or Babysitter
  • Nurse Educators and Researchers
  • Nurserypersons
  • Nurses (Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses)
  • Nursing Managers
  • Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists and Orthoptists
  • Other Medical Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Sales Assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Practice Managers
  • Prison Officers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Safety Inspectors
  • Social Workers
  • Special Care Workers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Speech Professionals and Audiologists
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Nurses
  • Welfare Support Workers
  • Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers
  • Youth Worker

Nail your interview with these questions

Got a job interview lined up? Check out these questions you could ask during the interview, this is important and makes you look impressive ;)

  • How much of my role will involve talking with others?
  • How much of this role will involve working individually compared with working with others?
  • What strengths do you think are best suited to the role?