Healthy employment prospects for Tasmanian students

The University of Tasmania is number one in the country for Full-Time Employment and Skills Development in the pharmacy field of study, according to The Good Universities Guide 2018.

Analysis from The Good Universities Guide, published by Good Education Media, shows UTAS also achieves a five-star Social Equity rating and possesses the third highest proportion of non-school leavers in the country (84 per cent of the student cohort).

This positions UTAS as a prime destination for non-traditional students to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. Healthcare is predicted to have very strong demand for graduates as the population ages and increases.

Last year, skill shortage reports for Tasmania included health professionals such as sonographers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. UTAS’ five-star graduate outcome results in health services and support, pharmacy, and humanities, culture and social sciences show that their courses provide a solid path into these futureproofed industries where automation will have minimal negative impact.

Ross White, Head of Data and Analytics for Good Education Media says Australia’s highest-growing jobs were traditionally people-powered and closely linked to a growing population.

“Where human interaction is at the core of an occupation, these roles are virtually impossible to automate,” says Ross White.

‘When these results are put in the context of a nationwide demand for graduates in health-related fields, it places students from UTAS in a strong position.”

The Northern Territory’s state-wide shortage of hospital and retail pharmacists, New South Wales’ need for more midwives and registered nurses, and Victoria‘s lack of medical diagnostic radiographers in regional areas, means that there is considerable demand beyond the shores of the Apple Isle.

The Good Universities Guide is produced by Good Education Media, Australia’s leading provider of independent education ratings and information. For more information visit

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Fields of study Categories UTAS rated five-stars
Communications Educational experience, 97%  I  Student support, 89%  I  Teaching quality, 97%
Health Services & Support Graduate starting salary, $80000  I  Graduate employment, 80%
Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences Graduate starting salary, $59700
Law & Paralegal Studies Learner engagement, 69%
Pharmacy Skills development, 90% I  Graduate starting salary, $42500 I  Graduate employment, 100%
Psychology Teaching quality, 89%
Social Work Learner engagement, 78%

Source: The Good Universities Guide 2018

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