Health degrees are more than twice as popular as they were in 2001, in a sign Australian students are paying attention to employment trends.
If you’ve wandered past any university campus in recent weeks, you may have noticed a flurry of activity, and perhaps an army of parents and high school students making their way through a circus of stalls and performances.
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