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Rural health careers

Information for high school students

Are you trying to decide what to do when you leave school? Or, perhaps you have already decided that a career in health is for you! NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) can assist you in gaining an understanding of rural primary health careers and university life.


Why go rural?

Health professionals are in demand across rural NSW and there are many opportunities available for rural primary health professionals.

In addition to being able to choose the right community and type of practice to suit your lifestyle, you never know what the next day will bring and your clinical skills will be challenged by this exciting and varied practice.

Enjoy flexible hours, a more affordable lifestyle and being part of a supportive community.

On 22 May 2019, RDN hosted a Rural Health Career Forum to inform students of the vast range of rural health careers and associated pathways. See what the health professionals attending had to say about a career in rural health:


RDN Career Fact Sheets

Other useful links:


Frequently Asked Questions 

Explore our frequently asked questions about a career in rural health. 

What to study

Visit the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or TAFE NSW to find out about courses, entry requirements and how to apply.


Get in touch 

RDN is happy to assist high school students and their parents in gaining an understanding of rural primary health careers. Get in touch via students@nswrdn.com.au.


“Rural and remote health provides an extremely unique and diverse experience of health care with an on the ground, community-centred approach to health and wellbeing,”

Registered Nurse, Phillipa Kensit.