Allied Health Jobs

Find The Right Allied Health Job For You

Allied Health professionals play a key role in identifying, evaluating and preventing diseases, disorders and other health issues across a wide range of medical fields. While Allied Health careers are distinct from medicine and nursing professions, their hands-on support is vital for improving the Australian healthcare system and helping patients manage infectious diseases, chronic illnesses and mental health challenges. Some examples of Allied Health practitioners include:

  • Qualified Social Workers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Medical imaging specialists

Whether working in locum or permanent positions, Allied Health professionals use their in-depth training and evidence-based practices to enhance the health and well-being of patients from diverse backgrounds. Since Allied Health jobs encompass a broad group of healthcare careers, most professionals in non-nursing and non-physician roles fall into this category, such as mental health providers like psychologists and family counsellors. The field of Allied Health also includes healthcare administrators and health service managers, along with many others working behind the scenes to ensure medical facilities and public programmes are operating at peak efficiency.

If you're interested in joining the Allied Health field, it's important to carefully consider your options and locate a position that matches your personal and professional interests. At Careers Connections, we've helped thousands of Allied Health practitioners take the next step in their careers. Our consultants have the deep industry knowledge you need to secure the perfect locum or permanent Allied Health job that matches your unique lifestyle.

With nearly 30 years' experience in medical and healthcare recruitment, Careers Connections has a diverse portfolio of public and private hospitals and health clinics throughout Australia. This powerful network allows us to match qualified Allied Health professionals with facilities in need of specialised talent or general administrative support.

Careers Connections focuses on locum and permanent positions across a number of Allied Health careers and specialties. Our team of Senior Recruitment Consultants have the expertise and experience to ensure you are given every possible opportunity to secure the perfect Allied Health job in Australia, one that offers the right work environment, practice area and compensation.

Feel free to contact us directly, or submit your CV online, and our Consultants will provide you the most up-to-date opportunities of locum and permanent positions. If you need any assistance with AHPRA registrations or applications, we're more than happy to assist as well.

What does an Allied Health professional get paid?

Allied Health jobs come with different responsibilities, work settings and compensation estimates, which is why it's crucial to weigh your options before taking on a specific role. In terms of salaries, Allied Health positions are influenced by location, season, specialties and other economic factors. That said, most Allied Health practitioners fall into the following salary ranges:

  • $60 000 - $150 000 for permanent positions, depending on the specialty
  • $400 - $1500 per day for locum positions, depending on the speciality

Taking on a permanent position within Allied Health typically provides more job stability, day-to-day consistency and greater access to promotion opportunities at medical facilities. Alternatively, working as a locum allows you to have a more flexible schedule, service patients in remote areas and experience the worklife offered by different employers. Some Allied Health professionals choose to supplement their full-time jobs with locum roles to gain more experience in a particular practice area or to increase their earning potential.

According to data from the Australian government's Job Outlook website, the following permanent Allied Health jobs have some of the highest salaries in the field:

  • Medical Imaging professionals: $2,000 - $2,500 per week
  • Ambulance Officers and Paramedics: $2,000 - $2,400 per week
  • Health and Welfare Services Managers: $1,900 - $2,400  per week
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists: $1,750 - $2,100 per week
  • Psychologists and Psychotherapists: $1,750 - $2,000 per week
  • Audiologists and Speech Pathologists: $1,700 - $2,000 per week

Whatever reason you have for seeking out locum or permanent positions, Careers Connections can help you find, apply for and secure Allied Health jobs that match your preferences.

What's an example of an Allied Health career path?

The Allied Health field is broad and diverse, meaning there's no single career path you'll need to follow. However, since most territories in Australia have different classifications and career structures, it's important to understand how your education, work experience and technical qualifications fit into regional guidelines.

Allied Health professionals work on a tiered system, with most roles requiring a 3-year degree with an optional extra year to earn a specialisation. Recent graduates without much real-world experience typically start off at the first tier and work their way up as their careers progress. Every region has its owned tier system - Canberra has six classification levels, whilst Queensland has eight - and the advancement requirements tend to vary based on your area of expertise.

In some cases, Allied Health practitioners decide to make a career change after working in a particular role. Transitioning to a new career path may require you to retrain in a new specialisation, apply for different accreditations and work under supervision for a set amount of time. Of course, these requirements can add an extra layer of complexity to finding Allied Health jobs that match your education, work history and long-term career goals.

Pursuing an Allied Health career

Allied Health jobs can be some of the most rewarding and highly recognised occupations available, which can make standing out during the application process quite challenging. For one, most Allied Health professionals are required to hold an appropriate degree/qualification, and most need to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

At Careers Connections, we're excited to help Allied Health job seekers review their qualifications, register with AHPRA and prepare to take on locum and permanent positions. Our Senior Recruitment Consultants understand what hospitals, health clinics and other medical facilities are looking for in temporary and permanent employees. Using this background information, we can help you tailor your CV to give you the best opportunity to land your dream job.

Here are just a few of the locum and permanent positions we've already filled across Australia:

  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Radiographers
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Emergency Medical Personnel

Whether you're looking for a hands-on role working with patients or a back-office position focused on healthcare management and research, Careers Connections can help you take the next steps in your Allied Health career.

How to get started with Careers Connections

The first step to expanding your Allied Health career is to review your CV and start hunting for open positions. Careers Connections allows you to search Allied Health jobs by specialty and location, helping you save time and energy. Once you've found a position that matches your education, expertise and preferences, you can apply directly through our online job portal.

Looking for more direct support? Simply submit your CV and allow one of our Senior Recruitment Consultants to review your qualifications and locate Allied Health jobs that match your criteria. Once we've found a good fit, we'll discuss the role in detail to make sure you're prepared to apply.

Get started by becoming a Careers Connections member or signing up for our Weekly Job Newsletter today.

All Allied Health Jobs

2020-11-30 22:51:00

Senior Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics

January start date for 3-6 months possible extension

Salary from $97,708-$100,979 + super + flights + accommodation

Regional NSW location

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2020-12-01 00:57:00

Locum Hospital Social Worker

28th December - 22nd January

Part time hours, locum rates $$

Acute and Rehab caseload

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2020-11-11 04:51:00

Clinical Services Manager

Clinical and team lead role

Based across multiple sites

Multi-disciplinary team

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2020-11-30 07:55:00

Locum Clinical Lead Social Worker

January start date for three months + extension

Accommodation and relocation assistance

Salary from $98,157 + super

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2020-11-30 07:25:00

Locum Occupational Therapist

January start date for three months + possible extension

Locum rates from $55 - $65 + super + FREE flights and accommodation

Spend time in the NT

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2020-11-30 07:19:00

Locum Paediatric Occupational Therapist

January start date for three months + possible extension

Locum rates from $55 - $65 + super + flights and accommodation

Spend some time in the gorgeous Northern Territory

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2020-11-30 06:11:00

Locum Hospital Speech Pathologist

January start date for three months + possible extension

AHP 2 - Rehabilitation caseload

Accommodation + locum rates $$

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2020-11-30 06:09:00

Locum Hospital Speech Pathologist

January start date for three months + possible extension

AHP 2 - Rehabilitation caseload

Accommodation + locum rates $$

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2020-11-10 04:14:00

Locum Hospital Occupational Therapist

URGENT 16th November for three weeks + possible extension

$45-$65 per hour + super + FREE accommodation + travel

Inpatient caseload

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2020-11-10 04:13:00

Locum Hospital Physiotherapist

URGENT 16th November for three weeks + possible extension

$45-$65 per hour + super + FREE accommodation + travel

Inpatient caseload

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2020-11-10 01:47:00

Locum Hospital Occupational Therapist

ASAP start date for 3 months

FREE flight & accommodation

Spend some time in the gorgeous Darwin

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2020-11-10 01:38:00

Locum Senior Hospital Occupational Therapist

ASAP start date until Christmas

Generalist hospital caseload

Accommodation + locum rates $$

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2020-11-10 01:29:00

Locum Paediatric Occupational Therapist

ASAP start date until Christmas + possible extension

Paeds focus across outpatients, community and schools

Accommodation + locum rates $$

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2020-11-10 01:09:00

Hospital Physiotherapist/Senior Physiotherapist

Chance to step up into a senior position

Caseload tailored to area of special interest

Accommodation provided

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2020-11-10 01:08:00

Hospital Occupational Therapist/Senior Occupational Therapist

Chance to step up into a senior position

Caseload tailored to area of special interest

Accommodation provided

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2020-11-09 23:51:00

Locum Community Occupational Therapist

Locum AND permanent opportunities

65+ home care packages

ASAP start date to Xmas + possible extension

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2020-11-09 23:49:00

Locum Community Occupational Therapist

Locum AND permanent opportunities

65+ home care packages

ASAP start date to Xmas + possible extension

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2020-11-09 06:38:00

Psychologist

Adult and Child experience

NDIS Provider

Mobile Service

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2020-11-09 05:57:00

Locum Podiatrist

ASAP start date for three months

Outpatients, high risk feet, complex wound care, outreach

Locum rates & accommodation assistance

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2020-11-19 04:48:00

Locum Community Physiotherapist

Locum AND permanent opportunities

65+ home care packages

ASAP start date for 6-12 weeks + possible extension

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