It’s essential you study maths and science if you want a clinical career. Subjects like biology, chemistry, algebra and geometry will really help if they are available at your school. Physics and computer science are recommended too. Also consider taking social studies and Māori.
Most clinical careers involve contact with patients and require you to take ongoing formal study and training after finishing school. You’ll give yourself a big head start if you read and learn about health and medicine now.
If you’re more interested in a non-clinical, business orientated role, you should take English, economics, accounting and maths. These roles support healthcare workers and are essential to maintaining good healthcare services for the people of our region.
Remember, it’s never too late. You can still start a career in healthcare even if you’re no longer at school. Talk to us about what what options might suit you best.