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Family society and health

What can I do with my course in family, society and health?


Careers in family, society and health

You specialise in public health focussing on families including exploring the links between human development and healthy households, economic wellbeing and health and the need for supportive environments. 

You can seek opportunities with the government (e.g. Department of Human Services, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare or Centrelink) and welfare provides (e.g. Anglicare, Salvation Army, St or Vincent de Paul), health services, accommodation services or in the area of health promotion. Some specialisations may require further study.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in family, society and health:

  • An interest in the health and wellbeing of families and communities
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Networking skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Aptitude for research
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills

Related roles include:

  • Family Nutritionist
  • Health Promotion Practitioner
  • Family counsellor
  • Welfare worker
  • Community worker
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Health researcher
  • Policy Analyst
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for family, society and health graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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