Health degrees are more than twice as popular as they were in 2001, in a sign Australian students are paying attention to employment trends. Enrolments in health-related bachelor degrees grew from 20,130 in 2001 to 52,134 in 2016, according to Good Education Group, which released its latest The Good Careers Guide today.
Everybody knows a student needs top marks to get into medical school but there are also some surprising degrees that are equally exclusive. Bachelors of midwifery and nursing, physiotherapy, law, dietetics, advanced computing, environment, optometry, dental science and veterinary science all required an ATAR 99 at one or more Australian universities — equal to that of most medicine degrees. At