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Top 10 Highly Paid Jobs In Nursing In Australia
Posted on Feb 28, 2018Author Aussizz Group

Top 10 Highly Paid Jobs In The Field Of Nursing In Australia

Nursing as a career has a high demand and always proved to be a rewarding one, both fiscally and emotionally. It also provides an opportunity to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of people.

If you are an overseas nurse, looking to start career in Australia, then after completing initial registration you can seek employment in the healthcare sector and choose from a wide range of specialisations. Below we have listed the top 10 highly paid ones to assist you in choosing a path that best suits your interests, capabilities and aspirations. 

1. Nurse Unit Managers

Average Salary:- Approximately between $105K and $130K per annum.
Role:- These nurses manage health service units and sub-units of hospitals, aged care and community health care facilities, supervise nursing staff and financial resources to enable the provision of safe, cost-effective nursing care within specified fields or for particular units, and monitor quality, clinical standards and professional development of nurses.

2. Nurse Researcher

Average Salary:- Approximately between $75K and $95K per annum.  
Role:- A Nurse Researcher is a scientist who researches various aspects relevant to healthcare and nursing and implements the same to improve services and outcomes.

3. Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Average Salary:- Approximately between $70K and $90K per annum.  
Role:- These Nurses work with mentally challenged patients at mental health facility, a correctional centre or they run their own independent practise.

4. Certified Nurse Midwife

Average Salary:- Approximately $75K per annum.  
Role:- These Nurses work with along with OB/GYN physicians who work with women’s health services and are mainly responsible for dealing with pregnant patients.

5. Paediatric Nurse

Average Salary:- Approximately between $65K to $70K per annum.  
Role:- These Nurses work alongside Paediatrician who is responsible for treating children. They find employment in many facilities such as ICU, schools, private clinics etc.

6. Orthopaedic Nurse

Average Salary:- Approximately earn up to $120K per annum.  
Role:- These Nurses provide treatment to patients who face mobility problems due to injury or a disorder. They assist with surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation for these patients.

7. Nurse Practitioner

Average Salary:- Approximately earn up to $65K per annum.
Role:- This is an entry level position. They are the first point of contact to the patients

8. Clinical Nurse Specialist

Average Salary:- Approximately between $80K and $100K per annum.  
Role:- A clinical nurse specialist is the one who works at senior level to serve patient care and consultation services for an array of health care areas.

9. Geriatric Nurse

Average Salary:- Approximately earn up to $70K per annum.  
Role:- These nurses provide care for elderly and ageing patients. Their responsibilities include monitoring mental health, preventative care and medication.

10. Neonatal Nurses

Average Salary:- Approximately earn between $70K to $120K per annum.  
Role:- These nurses specialise in the care of babies. They work in nurseries where new born babies are kept before they are discharged.

Their responsibilities include:- administering oxygen and medication for new born babies.

Want to get your career started in any of the above specialisations and seeking assistance for the same? Our highly experienced team of counsellors are all ears! Drop all your concerns and queries at Aussizz Group Forum now!