Australia is a beautiful country with a very stable economy. The Australian capital, Sydney, as well as cities like Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide have been named numerous times in the top 10 cities to live in. The standard of living, job opportunities, stable economy, health care standards and the exciting life that Australia offers, makes it one of the most desirable countries to live in.
According to an article in The Telegraph, 20% of the doctors are leaving the UK and their first choice for immigration is Australia. What makes Australia so favourable for doctors are the shorter working hours, lower work pressures, and fewer targets with patient care being the main focus.
The medical professionals are also paid very well in Australia compared to countries like the UK or USA. According to Business Insider “Neurological surgeons are the highest earners, racking in as much as $591,444 a year, while nurses’ pay topped out at $55,000 per annum”. GPs can earn around $200,000 a year.
Currently there is a workforce shortage in Australia and thus offering huge opportunities for doctors to travel and work outside the major metropolitan centres. “Emergency Medicine” is one of the fastest growing specialties in Australia right now. The emergency department in Australia is very busy and very well-funded. The Australian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is very highly respected domestically and internationally.
There are a lot of academic posts available and also significant opportunities to engage in research. For young doctors Australia provides a supportive environment with great training opportunities. The fact that work is less stressful and you can take leave when you want gives you enough time to spend with family and friends.
Australia has a multicultural society which helps migrants from other countries to adjust easily. All these factors make Australia a wonderful place to live in and work as a doctor.
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