‘Nursing – Aged Care’ grows 21.9% on Seek

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Employment website Seek has just released its Top 20 jobs advertised in 2019 – and ‘Nursing – Aged Care’ comes in at No.7 with a 21.9% growth over 2018.

Compared to all the other specialisations which have relatively low numbers of practitioners and therefore low bases for growth, it is likely that aged care jobs in sheer volume was easily No.1 in volume growth.

Not surprising given the reported difficulty operators tell us of seasoned employees leaving the sector and recruiting new staff against the backdrop of the Royal Commission labelling the sector ‘cruel’.

With millennials increasingly seeking jobs that deliver a positive social licence, the Royal Commission’s portrayal of the sector this brutal.